The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is pleased to offer Rotary Community Grants to organizations that affect the community of Buffalo Grove and its inhabitants. The Rotary Community Grant will provide funding for projects and causes that contribute to the success of the local community with the objective of making ours a better place to live and work. One-time grants of up to $2500 are given to efforts that have the potential to provide visible, long-term, sustainable benefits for community members.

Does your organization help build our community?

Applicants must be organizations with a clear mission and a structured leadership. Charitable or non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation are encouraged to apply, though this designation is not a requirement to qualify. Faith-based non-profit organizations may qualify, provided their proposed project is for the benefit of the community as a whole rather than just the members of their congregation or organization.

Projects must be initiated by the applying non-profit organization and contribute to Rotary's focus on community service, which includes projects and activities taken to improve life in the Buffalo Grove area.

An effective project or cause should do more than just offer a quick fix for problems. The most effective service projects

· Respond to real issues

· Improve community members’ lives

· Are based on a realistic assessment of available resources

· Aim for specific goals and objectives with measurable results

· Build effective networks

· Empower people and communities

Click here to access the fillable application for the grant.  The deadline is May 25, 2016.