Our Funds: Funds to benefit projects for the community, culture and the arts, education and literacy, health and wellness, and youth. Scholarships are listed in: Scholarship Funds.
General Endowment Fund
The General Endowment Fund was the first fund created when the Leelanau Township Community Foundation was established in 1945. Grants using the interest from this endowment fund help local nonprofit organizations that sustain youth and elders, assist with education, health care, recreation, and the arts. This is an unrestricted fund.
Beatrice M. Bowen Memorial book fund
Dr. Beatrice Bowen dedicated much of her life to encouraging children to discover the joy of reading - she was passionate about children's literature and the benefits of reading. In 1999 her family established this fund for nonprofit organizations in Leelanau Township for the purchase of children's books.
Early childhood fund
The Early Childhood Fund supports quality early childhood education programs in Leelanau Township. It was established in 2006 when the Leelanau Memorial Health Center closed the local health facility, including its early childhood program.
Future by design Fund
Money from this fund supports efforts to create a sustainable coastal community in Northport. To find out more, please check out the Designing and Achieving Our Full Potential II: 2018 Report in our About section on this website.
The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum established this endowment fund to further their mission to restore and preserve the Grand Traverse Light Station. The annual interest earnings from the fund help support the lighthouse. To find out more about the GTLM, head to their website:
Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum Endowment Fund
Koenig Northport Community Arts Center Performing Arts Endowment
Dick and Sherry Koenig and Barbara Bartley created this fund to help support the Northport Community Arts Center in carrying out its role and mission, including an expansion of their programs.
Leelanau Township Library Advised Fund
Leelanau Township Library Grace Cochran Special Use Fund
Ruth Updegraff bequeathed $10,000 from her estate for the purchase of books and other reference material on the subject of wildlife, plants, and gardening native to this area of Michigan. Ms. Updegraff named this fund in memory of her dear friend, Grace Cochran. Both women were summer residents for Northport and longstanding Friends of the Library.
Leelanau Township Library Endowment Fund
Leelanau Township established this endowment fund to support the ongoing role and mission of the library.
Northport Community Arts Center Operations Fund
The Northport Community Arts Center is a premier facility for the performing arts located within the Northport Public School. This endowment fund was established in 2001 to help finance the school's operating expenses of the Northport Community Arts Center. Each year interest earnings are granted to the Northport Public School: http://www.northportcac.org/
Northport Masonic Lodge 265 F&AM
Established by members of the Northport lodge, this fund provides support for local nonprofit organizations - especially those dedicated to the preservation of literary and artistic materials, the presentation of the arts, and the preservation of local history.
Northport Public School Booster Club Fund
The Northport Public School Booster Club established this endowment fund in 1998 to enhance important educational opportunities for students at Northport Public School. The Booster Club recommends special activities to be supported by the fund's interest earnings.
Omena Club 21 Fund
Established by members of Omena Club 21 for the construction of an ADA compliant restroom and the installation and hook-up of holding tanks at the Omena Fire Station, and the restoration and enhancement of memorial park adjacent to the fire station.
Pearl Kellogg Memorial Fund
Members of the Northport Point Cottage Owners Association established this fund in memory of Pearl Kellogg and in recognition of her 30 years of service as their bookkeeper.
Saving Birds Thru Habitat Fund
Established to help stem the decline of migrating birds.
Woolsey Memorial Airport Endowment Fund
The Northport Pilot's Association, Inc. established this designated endowment fund in 2006 to provide financial support for the operation, improvement, and maintenance of the Woolsey Memorial Airport.
Youth Endowment Fund
Through a matching grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation this endowment fund was created to offer young people the opportunity to learn about philanthropy. The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) meets regularly to review grant applications and determine which programs they would like to support in their community.