Philanthropic Giving -  One of the ways we serve
Over the years, Morgan Hill Rotary has supported organizations that operate free clinics, help purchase school supplies for children in need, teach children the fun and appreciation of art, provide musical concerts to elder care facilities, educate the community about and rehabilitate endangered wildlife, and provide community Fourth of July festivities.  And the list goes on.  Each year, we reach out to the community for other similar needs that Morgan Hill Rotary can help to serve.  If your organization has a financial need, maybe our Foundation can assist you through our Community Grants.   If you meet the requirements listed below, fill out the application by selecting the link on the left side of the page and following the instructions.

Grant Requirements

Organizations are welcome to apply for a Rotary Club of Morgan Hill Community Grant. Applicants must meet ALL of the following minimum criteria:

  • Charitable - Grants must be used for a charitable purpose by an organization that is clearly philanthropic in nature. The organization is not required to be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are not made to individuals or for activities that are promoting specific religious or political viewpoints.
  • Local - Grants must be used within the Morgan Hill Community as defined by the boundaries of the Morgan Hill Unified School District.
  • Community Benefit - The Rotary Club must see a specific community benefit or end result of project activities. (No personnel, general operating or maintenance costs will be funded).
  • Recognition for Rotary Club of Morgan Hill - the applicant must agree to publicize or acknowledge the contribution in a way that promotes community awareness of the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill.

Other Factors in making our grant selections:

  • The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill focuses on funding projects that will benefit Youth, Seniors, Education or Community Benefit.
  • The Morgan Hill Rotary Club has its own scholarship program.  Therefore, Community Grants will not be awarded for scholarships to educational institutions.
  • The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill desires to utilize community grants to achieve the greatest possible impact over a broad range of charitable projects each year. To do this, we have most often awarded grants for individual projects ranging from $500 to $1,500, although we will consider any request based on its merits, organizations should consider this when applying.
  • Remember, organizations may make separate applications for more than one project or combine a Community Grant with other funding sources for larger projects.
  • Applications are accepted between July 1 and November 30 each year and are reviewed by our Charitable Giving Committee beginning December 1.  Expect at least 60 days for review and notification.  Please plan accordingly.