New Grants Opportunities

Several grant opportunities for area nonprofits are available this Fall.

Emergency funds are available through the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation FOCUS Fund to support organizations with an urgent, unanticipated need for funds. Requests will be considered from organizations providing health and human services in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and/or Leelanau Counties. Proposals will be considered for program operational needs, direct services, capital or equipment expenditures, etc.

Individual grant awards of up to $2,500 are planned and all grantees will be asked to provide a dollar for dollar match. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis; the next review date is planned for November 15.
For complete details and to apply for a Community Foundation FOCUS Fund grant  

 The Michigan Disability Rights Coalition has grants available for nonprofit and neighborhood organizations who want to build vibrant, inclusive communities. Does your organization have a vision for creating a welcoming community or a fantastic start up project that only requires funding to be fully realized?

Attend the Including Our Neighbors Bidders Conference in Traverse City on November 29. Registration is required by November 21, 2011. For more information, please see information flyer Including_Our_Neighbors_flyer_Traverse_City_Bidder's_Conference final[1].doc and registration form. Traverse City ION Bidders Conf Registration final[1].doc For questions please contact Paul Miller at 517-333-2477 x314 or

Oryana Natural Foods Market currently seeks applications from local non-profit organizations for the Oryana Community Grant Program. Every profitable year, Oryana donates a portion of its end-of-year proceeds (pre-tax) to a local non-profit organization. Just a few weeks remain for groups to submit their applications; they must be received electronically by December 1.

To download an application or for additional details, visit the Community Grant section of the Oryana website –