Community Foundation Grants, Deadline Oct. 1

The Grand Traverse Community Foundation’s fall grant cycle is open. Application are due by Oct. 1.

Genuine Leelanau Charitable Endowment

  • The Genuine Leelanau Charitable Endowment provides support to nonprofit organizations or groups that work to enhance the life and culture of women, children and families in Leelanau County.

Joan Rajkovich McGarry Family Education Endowment

  • The Joan Rajkovich McGarry Family Education Endowment supports programs and services to benefit Grand Traverse and/or Leelanau Counties. The grantmaking focus is on nutrition and, in particular, on school aged children and obesity issues. $5,000 will be available to grant in 2017.

Traverse City Track Club Endowment

  • The TC Track Club Endowment supports running related activities including; Cross Country Programs, Track and Field Programs, Summer Camp Activities, Running/Walking Programs and Charitable Giving Related to Running. The TC Track Club Endowment is both a Spring and Fall Grant Cycle Opportunity

Youth Endowment

  • The Community Foundation Youth Endowment grants are available to nonprofit, educational or governmental organizations serving youth in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties.

Note: This is a very local program, limited to northwest Michigan, that we publicize as a public service. To learn more about GFA please visit our website at

Community Foundation Grants, Deadline Oct. 1

Food Processing Grants, Deadline Nov. 7

The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) is offering a
grant opportunity to promote the expansion of value-added agriculture production,
processing, and access within the state to enhance Michigan’s food and agriculture

MDARD will accept proposals that are intended to establish, retain, expand, attract
and/or develop value-added agricultural processing in Michigan; expand or develop regional food systems; or expand access to healthy food.

Funding Areas
Funding will be focused on the following types of projects:
Food hub development
Food access, including access to fresh/nutritional foods
Value-added food processing
Innovation and equipment
Technical assistance, including feasibility studies that lead to jobs/investment
Outreach and training

Grant Criteria
Grants will be awarded a maximum amount of $125,000. Applicants must provide a minimum 30% match.
Cash match is required, and in-kind contributions will not be counted as part of the required match.

Proposals are due Nov. 7. Contact us for more information on this grant program. To learn more about GFA visit our website at

Food Processing Grants, Deadline Nov. 7