Grass River Natural Area, Inc.

Grass River Natural Area, Inc.

2021 Impact100 TC $110,000 Grant Recipient

Grass River Natural Area, Inc uses Impact100 TC grant funds to replace an aging section of existing boardwalk with a six-foot wide barrier-free pathway, free span bridges across the cold water creeks, ADA accessible observation platforms for views of stunning landscapes, and an enlarged dock with a universally accessible kayak launch at the Grass River.

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Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology

2021 Impact100 TC $ 110,000 Grant Recipient

Crosshatch and Commongrounds uses Impact100 TC grant funds to develop a dedicated 150-seat performance venue to be housed within the community-owned walls of Commongrounds Cooperative. The partnerships’ Music and Events Venue is a state-of-the-art room, serving our region’s music, theater, dance, and wellness communities through a rich calendar of concerts, storytelling series, residencies, workshops, classes, and exhibitions—with virtual options for participation available for nearly every use of space.

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Cognition Science & Discovery Center

Cognition Science & Discovery Center

2021 Impact100 TC $ 110,000 Grant Recipient.

Cognition uses Impact100 TC grant funds as an initiative to transform a portion of its expanded facility into a cutting-edge Earth and Space Lab.  A portable planetarium, with inflatable dome theater and expansive science curriculum, will provide families a multitude of immersive experiences including star and planet study, geography, and meteorology.

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

2020 Impact100 TC $105,333.34 Grant Recipient.

This initiative uses Impact100 TC grant funds as revolving capital in order to accelerate the building process and increase the capacity for new builds. Once a low-income family closes on their home, HFHGT would be reimbursed, allowing reinvestment in the next build. This plan provides consistent capital and a continuous building cycle with no down time between builds.

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MICHAEL’S PLACE

MICHAEL’S PLACE

2020 Impact100 TC $105,333.34 Grant Recipient.

The initiative is focused on the mitigation and prevention of Trauma, Suicide, and Childhood Bereavement. Their proposed program, Tending the Wounds, is designed to help children and adults traumatized by the suicide or overdose death of a loved one. The initiative engages partner organizations and mobilizes community support by replicating proven national models in an evidence-based approach to address the rising need for grief support programs.

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NEWTON’S ROAD NORTHWEST

NEWTON’S ROAD NORTHWEST

2020 Impact100 TC $105,333.34 Grant Recipient.

Newton’s Road proposed a Community Liaison Program to connect communities to a toolkit of low or no cost, high quality, hands-on, STEM-related experiences. By recruiting and training a Community Liaison in each of the 20 library districts in the 5-county region, the program will create more opportunity for the 24,000 K-12 children in the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District.

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