September 21, 2023

Investing in Local DEI Efforts

June 3, 2023

The Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation announced it has awarded $11,000 from its Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) Fund to support seven organizations across Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau counties. To date, the DEI Fund has given over $87,000 in grants to local nonprofits. In this latest round, money will go toward projects like Arts for All of Northern Michigan’s Art Escapes Program, which recruits local artists to teach art classes to special education students across the region; Norte Youth Cycling’s More Girls on Bikes program, which offers all-girl rides, clinics, and mechanics classes led by local women cyclists; and Northern Michigan E3’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month community programming. Other spring 2023 recipients include Michigan Indian Legal Services, Northwest Education Services, Suttons Bay Public Schools, and Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center. Find out more about the DEI Fund at

Photo courtesy of Arts for All of Northern Michigan.


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