The Regional Resiliency Program


The REGIONAL RESILIENCY PROGRAM has helped distribute over $500,000 to nearly 200 local businesses around Northwest MI, and is currently gathering funds in preparation for new grant offerings in early 2021. As a business community supporter, we partner with you to support the business community that means so much to the unique small communities that make up our region. Thousands of existing businesses are struggling to retain tens of thousands of employees that are our family, friends and neighbors. A contribution to the Regional Resiliency Program is a lifeline for these businesses to keep their doors open today and tomorrow. Thank you for your support!

Giving to the Regional Resiliency Program is easy and donations of all sizes make a meaningful difference to the businesses in our region. All donations are fully tax-deductible. You will receive written acknowledgment of your donation, which you should keep for your financial records.

Mail  a Check:

202 E. Grandview Parkway

Traverse City, MI 49684

Make your check payable to Venture North Funding

with Regional Resiliency Program noted in the memo line.

Tax Exemption


Venture North is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt nonprofit entity,

all donations are tax deductible. For questions about making a donation, please contact Laura Galbraith, Executive Director, at 231.357.6776 or


These are extraordinary and threatening times. Venture North created the Regional Resiliency Program to help Michigan businesses navigate COVID-19. The fund awards small grants to Lower Northwest Michigan businesses that have fewer than nine employees.


Since the initial $200,000 from the Consumers Energy Foundation, the RRP has distributed over $500,000 to nearly 200 small businesses. Further donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals will help provide our community with the resources it needs.

Help Save Local Businesses
Thank You to our Supporters!