Community Service Grants
"Rotary changes us and those we serve. I believe we can change the world one life at a time."  Paul Harris, Founder of Rotary

Historically, The Community Service Committee of the Allentown Rotary Club awards grants to 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit organizations based upon the following criteria:

  • the recipient organization is based in Allentown and serves the people and needs of Allentown; or
  • the recipient organization is based in the Lehigh Valley but also serves the people and needs of Allentown.

Grant sizes and number of awards vary each year, and may have limitations of their use at the discretion and recommendation of the Allentown Rotary Board and Foundation.


The Allentown Rotary Club and Allentown Rotary Foundation has announced its grant application process for 2020. Foundation committee members are focusing our 2020 grant selections on the following priorities: Basic Education & Literacy; Maternal & Child Health; Disease Prevention; and Peace & Conflict Resolution. 

We are seeking proposals which are making a difference in the lives of people who live in and around the city of Allentown, and which offer an opportunity for Rotary club members to be involved in the program as volunteers. 

The Allentown Rotary Foundation will award grants to 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations that serve children or adults living in the city of Allentown. No grants will be given for capital projects, salaries, or administrative costs. The Foundation has a total of up to $10,000 available to award for FY 2020-2021. The Foundation reserves the right not to award any grants. 

Timeline & Deadlines:  

The first step in the application process is to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) using the 2-page form. The deadline for all LOI forms is April 10, 2020. The LOI's will be reviewed, and those invited to submit a full proposal will be notified by April 27, 2020. Full proposals must be submitted using the grant application form by May 15, 2020. 

        Grant Application Guidelines

        Letter of Inquiry Form - Word Doc

        Letter of Inquiry PDF

For more information, please contact:

      Judy Barberich-Brogan 
      Community Service Grant Committee Chair