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Local Rotary gives over $600k in charity grants

The Rotary Charities of Traverse City announced today 21 grants totaling over $600,000 for local non-profits.

"These resources are a continuing gift to the region; and we are honored to support the work of this impressive array of nonprofits," said Al Bonney, Chairperson of the Rotary Charities of Traverse City. "Their work enriches us all and makes northwest Michigan a better place to live.

The grants were awarded based on applications received during the fall. The grand total for grants tallied $642,316.

"Our core beliefs are manifest in our grant making: values that include working for the greater good, leveraging our resources, being a catalyst for positive change and helping people help themselves, Bonney said. "You will see these beliefs reflected in the grant awards."

Here is a complete list of grant recipients:

Acme Christian Thrift Store: Single Year Capital Grant - $35,000

Child and Family Services of NW Michigan: Single Year Program Grant - $49,000

Northwest Michigan Council of Governments: Single Year Program Grant - $35,000

Read Aloud: Single Year Program Grant - $15,000

Traverse Health Clinic: Single Year Program Grant - $90,000

Bethany Christian Services: Multiple Year Program Grant - $40,000

Foundation for Mental Health: Multiple Year Organizational Capacity Building Grant - $40,000

GT Regional Community Foundation: Multiple Year Organizational Capacity Building Grant - $40,000

SEEDS: Multiple Year Organization Capacity Building Grant - $40,000

United Way of NW Michigan, 2-1-1: Multiple Year Program Grant - $40,000

Alliance for Economic Success - HARP: Year 2 Program Grant - $15,000

American Red Cross: Year 2 Organizational Capacity Grant - $25,000

Antrim Conservation District: Year 3 Organizational Capacity Building Grant - $11,927

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors: Year 3 Organization Capacity Building Grant - $22,705

Communities in Schools Mancelona: Year 3 Organizational Capacity Building Grant - $25,000

Junior Achievement: Year 2 Organizational Capacity Building Grant - $13,500

Leelanau Children's Center: Year 3 Program Grant - $12,000

Paperworks - Goodwill Industries: Year 3 Program Grant - $20,000

Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center: Year 3 Program Grant - $25,000

United Way Volunteer Center: Year 2 Program Grant - $25,000

Women's Resource Center: Year 2 Organizational Capacity Building Grant - $23,184

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