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
Dr. Beatrice Bowen dedicated much of her list to encouraging children to discover the joy of reading.
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.