Rotary traditionally offers funding for projects in the $3,000 – $6,000 range for specific one-time projects or programs rather than on-going operational expenses. A project could include a one-time capital expense and/or start-up funding for a new program, but does not allow for continued yearly funding of programs.
Our focus is on partnering with programs having a direct and lasting impact on our community and that have opportunities for recognition and involvement for the University District Rotary Club. Preference will be given to projects that have a clearly articulated strategy evaluating the extent to which project goals have been met. Rotary also prefers projects for which the organization is applying for multiple sources of funding beyond University Rotary.
The committee may consider proposals for larger grants based on special considerations or proposals where the project is part of a larger project and/or projects being sponsored by other Rotary clubs. All proposals will be judged on their individual merits.
Projects should reflect a clear purpose and defined need, and demonstrate specific, sustainable outcomes which flow directly to community beneficiaries. On-going operational expenses are not eligible. All projects require a University District Club member sponsor.
Funding Primary Interests (Alphabetical Order):
Grant Time Line:
- Proposals must be received by October 16, 2015.
- Proposals will be reviewed between October 17 and November 20. Applicants may be asked to meet with the selection committee in January 2016.
- Organizations receiving Rotary funds will be notified in March 2016.
- Grantee organizations will be invited to a University Rotary meeting between July and December 2016 to recognize their work and progress towards achieving project goals.