The Sunrise Rotary Club's Foundation has awarded $10,000 in grants to 12 local nonprofits and schools in the Grand Traverse region.
Each year the Sunrise Rotary Foundation grants $10,000 to deserving projects and programs in the Grand Traverse Region. This year, twelve nonprofits and schools, spanning Traverse City and two surrounding counties, were awarded funding for their work.

Grant priorities, as established by the Sunrise Foundation, are arts/culture, basic human needs, environment, health and safety, recreation, education, and youth. Since its inception, Rotary Club of Traverse Bay Sunrise Foundation has awarded over $92,000 to support a wide variety of community programs in the Grand Traverse region.

This year's recipients are:
  • Acme Christian Neighbors - Food Pantry
  • Alden Volunteers - New Community Racquet Court
  • Bike Leelanau - Construction of Bicycle/recreation trail
  • Central High School - Virtual Microscopic Software
  • Eastern Elementary - Mimio Teach Whiteboard for Music Instruction
  • Kingsley High School Student Council - Food Pantry
  • Northern Michigan Supportive Housing - Permanent Housing Program
  • Power Book Bags - Bags and Supportive Materials
  • Silver Lake Elementary - Literacy at Home
  • Step Up Northern Michigan to re-stock community closet at Traverse Heights Elementary
  • Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center - Culturally Sensitive Books and Games
  • Women’s Resource Center - new laundry facility at Helen’s House Shelter