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Community Investment Fund Awardees

Monday, April 17, 2023

Contact: Kelli Schroeder, Customer & Employee Relations Manager, 231-932-4545,

TRAVERSE CITY, MI. – Traverse City Light and Power (TCLP) has awarded three local agencies funds from the TCLP Community Investment Program. This year’s Community Investment Program awardees are Child and Family Services, Botanical Garden Society, and Groundwork Center. The following submissions were approved at the Tuesday, April 11, 2023, TCLP Board meeting:

  • Child and Family Services – in the amount of $8,000 for the “Comfort During Care” project to make energy-efficient upgrades to client rooms and other facility areas.
  • Botanical Garden Society – in the amount of $18,635 to create an energy-efficient year-round education center to expand classes, demonstrations, workshops, and symposia for people of all ages and diverse abilities.
  • Groundwork Center – in the amount of $30,000 for implementation of Solar on Schools Program that educates K-12 students about renewable energy sources, their benefits to the community, and helping students develop foundational skills.

“We look forward to seeing the benefits brought to the community through the funds awarded to these organizations,” said Board Vice Chairperson Elysha Davila. “TCLP is a community-owned utility that has a responsibility to invest its resources back into the community it serves.”

The Community Investment Fund assists non-profit organizations, focusing on three key areas: Community Development, Energy-Related Educational Programs, and Natural Resources/Environment. Grant applications are accepted two times per year from the period of May 1 – July 31 and from November 1 – January 31.


Traverse City Light & Power ( is a community-owned, community-focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at low rates in the region to over 12,700 customers in Traverse City, and parts of East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, and Peninsula townships. Now offering TCLPfiber, an all-fiber, gigabit internet service.