TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The Traverse City Track Club (TCTC) will award a total of $97,000 in Community Grants to nine (9) area non-profit organizations in support of projects that align with the TCTC mission to encourage running and walking as a means to promote health, enhanced fitness, family recreation and competition for all.
The board of directors approved the recommendations of the organization’s Charitable Gifts Committee on October 24th, 2023. Thirteen (13) area non-profit organizations applied for a total of $1,297,787 in the TCTC’s 2023 Grant Cycle coordinated through the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation.
“We are proud to have been able to restore our commitment to grant-making through our long-standing Charitable Giving Program,” said TCTC Board President Janice Beyer.
Including the new awards, TCTC’s Board of Directors has now awarded over $2.5 million in community grants and scholarships since being formally launched. Profits from the Bayshore events each Memorial Weekend support this program.
TCTC Grant awards support non-profit programs located in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, or Leelanau County, that are able to demonstrate their project will promote, support, and encourage running and walking as a means to promote health, enhanced fitness, family recreation and competition for all individuals.
2023 grants will be awarded to:
Grand Traverse Conservation District – A $16,000 grant will be awarded to support the Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve’s Discovery Boardwalk Project.
SEEDS Ecology and Education Centers – Will receive $500 toward the purchase of materials associated with Youth Training for Trail Building in Northwest Michigan.
Traverse Area Recreation & Transportation (TART) Trails, Inc. – Will receive $30,220 toward the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail Pathway to Good Harbor Project.
Generations Ahead – Will receive $1,000 toward its Let’s Move Together Project.
Peninsula Township – Will receive $10,000 toward its Universal Access Elevated Boardwalk for the Hemlock Wing at Pelizarri Natural Area Project.
The Village of Ellsworth – A $13,360 grant will be awarded to fund the Ellsworth Community Track Upgrade Project.
The City of Traverse City and Charter Township of Garfield Recreational Authority – A $20,000 grant will be awarded for the Wayfinding for the Hickory Complex Trail Network Project.
Traverse City West Middle School Track and Field – A $3,000 grant will be awarded to fund the Replacement of Pole Vault Equipment for Regulation Compliance Project.
Traverse City East Middle School Track and Field – A $2,920 grant will be awarded to fund the Team Meet Day Tent Project.
To learn more about the Charitable Gifts program of the Traverse City Track Club, please contact Interim Executive Director, Lisa Taylor, at 231-631-2195 or for more information, go to www.tctrackclub.com
The Traverse City Track Club was founded in 1962 to encourage running and walking as a means to promote health, enhanced fitness, family recreation and competition for all individuals.