Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Inc.
The agency serves low-income people in 10 counties “by linking services, resources and opportunities.” It runs programs for low-income preschoolers, weatherizes houses, and provides housing and food assistance. It is funded primarily through government grants.
The Goodwill Industries of Northern Michigan Inc.
Goodwill primarily operates with government grant money and program service revenue. The organization runs the Goodwill Inn in Traverse City, transition housing for people at risk of homelessness, and the Patriot Inn in Gaylord, which is the region’s only transitional home for veterans. It also runs several Goodwill retail stores. A separate but related nonprofit, Goodwill Homeless Services, with income of $747,085, runs an emergency homeless shelter.
The Oleson Foundation
The Oleson Foundation donates money to nonprofits and projects throughout the region, from the Traverse Symphony Orchestra, to which it donated $5,000, to a trail system in Charlevoix, to which it donated $20,000. It also funded grants to pay for new restrooms at the Opera House, and funded a program to distribute child car seats to needy families.