Now Accepting Applications From


Through November 2, 2020


Through November 10, 2020


These are extraordinary and threatening times. Venture North created the Regional Resiliency Fund 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 RRF has distributed almost $400,000 to 100 small businesses. Further donations from foundations, corporations, and individuals will help provide our community with the resources it needs.

How the Regional Resiliency Fund is helping local businesses in Northwest Lower Michigan
Help our Region's Small Businesses Survive

Together we can help our region flourish. Join Venture North to provide a lifeline to small businesses. Donate either online or via mail to Venture North Funding and Development. 

Regional Resiliency Fund:
Future Rounds

Fill out the form at the link below to provide your contact information. We will notify you as soon as we have more information on future grant funding rounds. 

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Thank You

A big thank you to early supporters of the Regional Resiliency Fund:​

  • Brookby Foundation​

  • Chemical Bank / TCF

  • Cherryland Electric Coop

  • Consumers Energy Foundation

  • DTE Energy Foundation

  • Fifth Third Bank

  • Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

  • Huntington Bank

  • Leelanau Township Community Foundation


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