FOCUS Fund Endowment Grant

Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $2,500

Next anticipated deadline: Mar 1, 2020

Later anticipated deadlines: Jun 1, 2020, Sep 1, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Counties in Michigan: Antrim County, Benzie County, Grand Traverse County, Kalkaska County, Leelanau County

Location of residency: Counties in Michigan: Antrim County, Benzie County, Grand Traverse County, Kalkaska County, Leelanau County

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FOCUS Fund Endowment

The FOCUS Fund Endowment is an undesignated endowment designed to impact broad community needs and interests in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau Counties. The Endowment offers a flexible response to current, immediate regional needs as well as provides a permanent funding source for the future needs of the five-county region. 

Program operational needs, direct services, capital or equipment expenditures, etc. are eligible for funding.

The grant review committee encourages collaborative projects where grant dollars can be maximized and serve as many people as possible (relative to the community being served).

The Community Foundation Board may consider, on occasion, a responsive grant or strategic grantmaking to respond to a need without a specific request or application and/or outside of the grant review schedule, particularaly if the opportunity arises to support a community need in partnership with other granting organizations and/or individuals. 

Grant applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and reviewed three times a year. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Funding is available for organizations serving Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and/or Leelanau Counties.
  • Generally, $1:$1 matching grants, up to a maximum of $2,500, are considered.
    • From time-to-time, the Community Foundation may consider larger grant awards.


  • Preference is given to requests that offer a philanthropic approach to community needs and that have the potential for transformative community impact.