Grant Program

Optimist Youth Foundation Grant Program

The TC Optimist Club has been proud to provide grants to local youth groups since 1966. Groups that are a 501c(3) and have a focus of serving the youth in our community are always welcome to apply for grants through the Optimist Club..

How to apply?

Our grant application is linked below. Just download and complete the application as thoroughly as possible and return it to the Traverse City Optimist Club at the address below. Grants are typically awarded in the spring although we will accept applications throughout the year.

Optimist Youth Foundation Grant-Application

  • Optimsit Youth Foundation, Inc.
  • PO Box 2258
  • TC, MI 49686

Are there any restrictions?

There is no maximum dollar amount and groups from the following counties are welcome to apply; Antirm, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, and Wexford.