Help Our Community: Organizations working in and for the Benzie Community

There are many opportunities to help others in Benzie County:

Benzie Dems Blue Tigers

Community action by our local party; includes roadside cleanup for two Adopt-a-Highway sections, food drives, assistance with the Thompsonville Summer Fest and other activities.

Advocates for Benzie County: “Our mission is to promote a better quality of life for all residents of Benzie through education, health care, housing, infrastructure and employment.”

Benzie Area Christian Neighbors: Strives to improve the quality of life for people with limited resources in our community by providing food, clothing, financial assistance, education and social support in collaboration with area resources.

Benzie County Conservation District: Aims to foster the best use of land for the present and future benefits of the community, based on the land’s capabilities and landowners goals; a “gateway” to resource management information and service providers.

Benzie County Water Festival: Sponsored by the Benzie Community Water Council to attract, entertain, educate and activate individuals and groups within the community regarding water quality and protection.

Benzie Senior Resources: The Benzie County Council on Aging and Benzie Home Health Care have together formed Benzie Senior Resources, a full resource organization that connects seniors to the programs and services that address their specific needs.

Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities: [(Formerly Michigan Land Use Institute) “Our mission is to protect the environment, strengthen the economy, and build community.”

Grow Benzie: Grow Benzie enriches our region by fostering positive action to increase access to healthful foods, jobs, life skills, and each other and by providing a community place that supports and nurtures these activities.

League of Women Voters of the Grand Traverse Area: The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Michigan Saves is a nonprofit dedicated to making energy improvements easy and affordable. Its  Home Energy Loan Program helps homeowners finance the cost of energy efficiency improvements.


Betsie Shores District Library in Frankfort

Darcy Library in Beulah

Benzonia Public Library in Benzonia

The Arts

Oliver Art Center : Gallery, gift shop, classes, and art events in Frankfort.

Donate to the Benzie Dems

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Monthly Meetings

Due to the ongoing threat of Covid, we will continue with Zoom meetings for the foreseeable future: (See “Get Involved” tab for details.)

Regular Meetings, 3rd Saturdays:
February 19
March 19
April 16
May 21
June 18
July 16
August 20
September 17
October 15
November 19
December 17

Business meetings, 1st Tuesdays:
February 1
March 1
April 5
May 3
June 7
July 5
August 2
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6