During the past 31 years, the Rotary Clubs of Rochester have provided over $981,335 in grants and scholarships to youth-related, education-oriented, Rochester-based organizations from the net proceeds of the Rotary Holiday Classic.
The application deadline for 2020 Rotary Community Grants is January 31, 2020. 
Criteria are:
1) nonprofit (proof of nonprofit status must be provided with your application)
2) youth related and education oriented
3) Rochester based 
4) having a demonstrated need 
Please keep your proposal to the provided one page and submit all requested information.  Click here to download the application as a .pdf file. Click here to download the application as a Word document. A committee of Rotarians decides which organizations are to receive monies. Community grants have been awarded in amounts varying from $500 to $5,000. 

Applications should be emailed to romnrotary@gmail.com.  Receipt of applications will be provided via an email response. If you do not receive confirmation that your grant proposal was received, please contact The Rotary Club of Rochester at 507-252-0085.
Organizations submitting proposals will be informed of the outcome of their request by March 1. Community Grant recipients will be recognized and checks will be distributed by March 8. 
All Community Grant recipients will be asked to provide the following information, to be used for promotional purposes during the 2020 event, to the Rotary Holiday Classic Steering Committee in October, 2020. 
  • A one sentence description of how the grant money was used.
  • A one sentence description of the population(s) impacted by the grant.
  • Concise statistical data that supports the impact of project/program supported by the grant.
  • A one sentence description of how the Rotary Clubs of Rochester were acknowledged.
  • 2-3 pictures of the project/program for which the grant was used to be used in a public display.
Questions related to the Rotary Community Grant consideration process should be directed to romnrotary@gmail.com.
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