The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill has been serving our local community for over 60 years. One of the ways that Rotary serves our community is through its charitable giving programs. Each year the Club accepts grant applications from local nonprofit and charitable organizations requesting financial assistance to fulfill their missions. During the past 12 months, the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill supported 23 projects programs through $31,000 in grants from its Community Grants and Hearts of Rotary programs.
 
Rotary is now accepting funding requests for its 2017-18 grant application cycle through September 30. Grant applications and more details about eligibility are available noted below.
 
Grant Requirements

Organizations are welcome to apply for a Rotary Club of Morgan Hill Grant. Applicants must meet EACH of the following minimum criteria:
 
  • Charitable - Grants must be used for a charitable purpose by an organization that is clearly philanthropic in nature. 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 of Morgan Hill must see a specific community benefit because of funded project activities.
  • 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 Rotary Club of Morgan Hill Rotary 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.
  • Organizations may make separate applications for more than one project or combine a Rotary Grant with other funding sources for larger projects.
  • Applications are accepted between July 1 and September 30 each year and are reviewed by our Charitable Giving Committee. The Committee’s recommendations are presented to our Board of Directors for approval. Expect at least 60 days for review, Board decisions, and notifications. Please plan accordingly.
  • The grant form is available by clicking here.