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The Rotary Club of Evanston Charitable Fund
The Rotary Club of Evanston maintains its own charitable fund, a 501(c)(3) organization, which provides grants directly to individuals, community organizations, and charitable organizations. In our commitment to provide service to the community and the world, the Charitable Fund has raised and distributed thousands of dollars annually for Evanston projects and scholarships, along with investment in international projects.
Each year, the fund provides resources to deliver support for:
  • Scholarships to local students. We provide vocational and academic scholarship assistance for graduates of Evanston Township High School to study in Illinois institutes to further their vocation and professional development. Learn more at the ETHS’ College and Career Services office or contact our club’s scholarship liaison listed on our home page.
  • Community grants to key not for profit organizations in Evanston looking for support of their initiatives. 
  • Hands-on community service projects by the club or with other organizations, such as Rebuild Together, which is done in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse. Other examples of local community projects include volunteering at soup kitchens and food pantries, donating back-to-school supplies for kids, collecting winter clothing for needy families, and much more.
  • Internationally, our fund has supported many different projects around the world to supplement the volunteer efforts of our club members participating in various on-site, hands-on visits. Examples of these projects and service opportunities include:
  • diagnostic imaging radiology equipment in Guatemala
  • sustainable accessibility to water in Uganda
  • malaria prevention mosquito nets, blankets, and other basic needs in Uganda
  • disaster relief shelter boxes in Myanmar, Pakistan, and Haiti
  • orphanage support in Guatemala
  • economic development project to train Kenyan women in seven villages to produce and sell product (Soap for Water) to support their families
Support the cause by joining our Volunteer Corp, donating to our Charitable Fund, or joining us! See options on how to Join Leaders, Exchange Ideas, and Take action at www.evanstonrotary.org.  If you are interested in learning more about Rotary in general, go to www.rotary.org.