The Rotary Club of Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates engages in year-round fundraising and is proud of its ability to support dedicated organizations that bring much needed services to those in greatest need within our communities. Testimonials from grant recipients have reinforced the club’s commitment to supporting these (and other) community organizations. We are currently accepting applications from community organizations who serve Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates. The application form may be downloaded from the Home Page Download section to be found below in the right had column of this home page.  Applications must be submitted by 1 April 2022 and meet the following criteria to be considered.  
FUNDING GUIDELINES:
The Rotary Club Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates Charitable Foundation raises funds to further the goals of Rotary International and of our Local Club. This year we would like to provide funding in three specific areas:
  • LITERACY FOR ALL AGES (e.g. materials, classes, instruction for learning to read and comprehension)
  • NEEDS FOR CHILDREN (e.g. food, clothing, education, social / emotional / cognitive development)
  • ENRICHMENT FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (e.g. job training, equipment providing independence)
PLEASES NOTE
 
a) The following do NOT qualify for funding:
 
• Contributions to scholarship funds for mainstream education.
 
• Staff salaries / benefits unless specifically tied to a designated project
 
• General fund of the organization
 
b) Grants will range from $1,000 to $5,000 so please develop your request accordingly.

c) Any organizations that propose a creative collaboration with another organization to leverage Rotary’s contribution to the project may be given special consideration.

d) Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
 
Organizations applying for the club’s funding should be tax exempt under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All applications will be considered, but funding is not guaranteed. “The Rotary Club of Schaumburg-Hoffman Estates engages in year-round fundraising,” extolled president Tom Gosche, “and is proud of its ability to support dedicated organizations that bring much needed services to those in greatest need within our communities. Testimonials from grant recipients have reinforced the club’s commitment to supporting these (and other) community organizations.”
 
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