October 25, 2021
 
The Rotary Club of Salisbury is seeking applications for its sixth annual 3-Point Initiative, a grant program with awards ranging from $1,000 to $7,000. Funds will be awarded to local non-profits in early 2022 that promote Responsibility, Integrity and Academic Achievement to area youth. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2021.
 
Funding for this grant comes from the Rotary Club of Salisbury and its partnering organizations that include: the Donnie Williams Foundation, the Richard and Patricia Hazel Charitable Fund, the Richard A. Henson Foundation, First Shore Federal Savings and Loan Charitable Fund, and the Wooten Community Fund, each of which made a generous donation. The Rotary Club of Salisbury's
3-Point Initiative has $40,000 available this year.  Last year the club donated more than $38,000 to 10 different organizations.
 
501(C)(3) organizations interested in applying must meet eligibility criteria that include being a government entity, faith-based organization, or a non-profit public charity that supports programs for youth on the Lower Eastern Shore.  A written description is required detailing how the organization promotes the three tenets of the grant: responsibility, integrity, and academic achievement and what they will use the grant for and then will provide a written follow up at the end of the program.
 
The grant application is available here on our website under the Download section.  Questions may be directed to 3-Point Initiative Chairman Gus Lebois at GLebois0271@gmail.com or 443-859-3968.
 
Annually, The Rotary Club of Salisbury channels tens of thousands of dollars and countless volunteer hours back into our community through the support of agencies and causes. Planned and actual donations this year include: Meals of Hope to help feed families in need, Operation Warm to provide coats to children in need, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, scholarships for local high school and college students, Fruitland Fire Department, The Christian Shelter, dictionaries for Wicomico County third grade students, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Easter Seals Camp Fairlee, MAC Inc’s. Meals on Wheels, global polio eradication, The Salvation Army, Mission of Mercy, the construction of wheel chair ramps, and much more.