Support Us

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Help grow the Grand Traverse Region’s entrepreneurship and tech hub

20Fathoms develops, educates, and connects entrepreneurs and technology start-ups with the resources necessary to build thriving businesses and establish the Grand Traverse Region as their year-round home. We are a nonprofit organization and we rely on the support of our community to help us do this work.

The 20Fathoms Vision Fund is our philanthropic initiative that enhances programs and services to promote the future of tech entrepreneurship in the Grand Traverse Region. Your donation helps aspiring tech entrepreneurs, current tech professionals and community members interested in tech to learn and grow. 

Together, we are mobilizing tech and entrepreneurship to create year-round and high-value jobs, an engaged workforce, and thriving families in our community for generations to come. View our Impact Report (pdf) to learn more.

The Traverse City Center of Entrepreneurship, d.b.a. 20Fathoms, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Make a Donation

We are a community of visionaries. The work we do defines the future of tech and entrepreneurship in the Grand Traverse Region – because this is our home. With your generous support, together we can advance our mission.

Click the button below to donate with your debit or credit card, or use your PayPal account.

We also accept gifts by check, cash, stock, IRA distribution, real estate, planned giving, matching, and gifts-in-kind. Contact us for more information.

Community Match Opportunity for the Build to Scale Grant

Following the successful conclusion in early 2023 of our federal grant awarded in 2019, 20Fathoms has been invited to apply for the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Build to Scale grant. The grant requires a 1:1 community match for the next three years, which means:

We need you! Every dollar you donate will enable us to leverage an additional dollar from the grant program, up to $2 million.

Your support will help ensure our region’s capacity to implement ecosystems to support startups, entrepreneurs, and innovators who are growing technology-driven businesses, creating year-round, high-value jobs, and supporting thriving families. 

Contact Us

If you have any questions about supporting 20Fathoms, including the community match giving opportunity, please contact Brittany VanderBeek, Director of Development and Community Engagement.

Call 231-938-6519 or click the button below to send an email.

Other ways you can support tech entrepreneurship at 20Fathoms

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Become a coworking space member where you’ll enjoy the bay view while you work while getting to know the 20Fathoms community.

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Join our Community Partner sponsorship program and receive recognition for your business.

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Attend a 20Fathoms event and connect with the next generation of entrepreneurs.

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Our Impact: Building Traverse City’s Tech Startup Ecosystem

The push to create a thriving tech ecosystem in Traverse City is already paying off. By bridging local startup business programs and capital partners, 20Fathoms and local entrepreneurs are seeing results: 275+ jobs created or sustained, $138 million raised in startup and growth capital, 200+ companies served.