The objective of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideals of service above self as a basis of worthy enterprise. To promote this objective, the Local Grants Committee of the Rotary Club of Summit County will make donations and contributions to worthwhile causes and organizations.
Recommendations for funding will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Type of organization
- Need, project merits
- Long term benefits
- Number of persons benefited
- Other possible support
- One time contributions vs on-going support
- Past contributions to organizations
- Possibility of Rotary Participation
- Reputation and stability of the requesting organization
- Rotary recognition
1.) Organizations wishing monetary contributions from the Club must submit all requests in writing following the guidelines set forth in the “Rotary Local Grants” criteria.
2.) The Local Grants Committee will review the applications on a calendar quarter basis in March, June, September, and December. Applications shall be submitted by the 1st day of the review month to be considered for funding.
3.) The Local Grants Chairman will notify the organization of the award or denial. If the request is approved, the Rotary Local Grants Committee will request a signed contract to ensure that the funding is used as stated in the application.
4.) Once the signed contract is received back to the Local Grants Chairman, the funds will be released.
5.) A brief report will be required from grant recipients on the impact of the grant, people served and outcomes of the program.
The Local Grants Committee will comply with the above procedures, time frame and schedules. However, in the event that an applicant is unable to complete the application within the described time schedule, or far enough in advance of date the funds are needed; efforts will be made to expedite the application through the process.