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

Grants from this endowment fund help local nonprofit organizations that sustain youth, elders, education, health, recreation, arts, and community initiatives.

Leelanau Township Community Foundation Operations Fund

Supports the day-to-day operations and administration of the Leelanau Township Community Foundation.

Beatrice M. Bowen Memorial book fund

Provides books for Leelanau Township children at Northport Public Schools or through local non-profit organizations.

Early childhood fund

Supports quality early childhood care and education programs in Leelanau Township.

Future by design Fund

Supports efforts to create a sustainable coastal community.

Dedicated to restoring and preserving the Grand Traverse Lighthouse and Museum. To find out more about the GTLM, head to their website:

Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum Endowment Fund

Koenig Northport Performing Arts Endowment

Supports the Northport Performing Arts Center to carry out its role and mission including expansion of their programs.

Leelanau Township Health & Wellness Fund

Serves the immediate health and wellness needs of Leelanau Township residents.

Leelanau Township Library Advised Fund

For use by the township library to support its role and mission.

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

Supports the library’s ongoing mission.

Northport Performing Arts Center Operations Fund

This fund finances Northport Public School’s operation, expenses of the Northport Performing Arts Center, and Northport Public School auditorium. Each year interest earnings are granted to the Northport Public School: http://www.northportcac.org/

Northport Masonic Lodge 265 F&AM

Support for local non-profit organizations, dedicated to preservation of literary and artistic materials, presentation of the arts and preservation of local history.

Northport Public School Booster Club Fund

Provides educational enrichment programs.

Pearl Kellogg Memorial Fund

Established to support a charitable organizations in memory of Pearl Kellogg for her service as a bookkeeper of the Northport Point Cottage Owners Association.

Saving Birds Thru Habitat Fund

Established to help stem the decline of migrating birds that are experiencing population loss.

Woolsey Memorial Airport Endowment Fund

Provides financial support for the operation, improvement, and maintenance of 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.