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General Fund

The GLA General Fund supports the ongoing operational expenses of the nonprofit organization such as:

  • General Operations
  • Boat Wash
  • Swimmer’s Itch
  • Discovery Boat
  • Endangered/ Invasive Species
  • Water Quality
  • Communications


Watershed Protection

Established for non-recurring expenses of the Glen Lake Association, contributions help with:

  • Scientific testing for invasive species control
  • Unforeseen watershed protection issues
  • Special programming initiatives


The association by-laws allow the board of directors to borrow from this fund for special initiatives or emergencies. All borrowed monies from the Protection Fund are paid back in a timely fashion.


Endowment Fund

The Endowment Fund and Legends Initiative have been created for the long-term financial stability of the organization. As a permanent endowment held by the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation, this GLA fund has a goal of $1 million.

The Endowment Fund:

  • Is managed by professional investment advisors
  • Is audited annually by CPAs
  • Allows Michigan residents an income tax credit of up to $400
  • Gifts must be directed to the GT Regional Community Foundation/ Glen Lake Association


Memoriam / Honorarium

Gifts to memorialize or honor friends and family are accepted for any amount and for the above stated funds.