Community Grants
Information on Grant Process
To our past Newark Rotary grant recipients,
We hope you have weathered the pandemic thus far and have been able to receive the support you need to continue your good work. 
Unfortunately, the crab feed fundraiser that we use to provide our annual grants was canceled this year due to the pandemic. We are hoping that our alternative fundraising efforts will raise enough funds to offer the program within the next several months. Please check this website for further updates.
Please contact Newark Rotary Foundation Chair Nancy Thomas if you have any questions.
Thank you for your patience.

Community Grants

Guidelines and Application

I. Introduction

Newark Rotary Club is pleased to announce that we are accepting proposals from qualified organizations for funding of programs that benefit the local community.

II. Eligibility for Funding

Funding is available to qualified institutions and nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations. Contributions are not made to individuals or for activities that promote specific religious or political viewpoints. Most grants are in the range of $300 to $500. Multi-year grants are not awarded.

III. Submission of Proposals

Proposals are accepted annually by April 1st, with funding decisions made within six weeks following. Funding is provided by the Newark Rotary Club Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization formed and supported by the Rotary Club of Newark.

IV. Selection Criteria and Process

Grant proposals are reviewed by a funding committee of the Newark Rotary Club Foundation. Recommendations of the committee are forwarded to the Newark Rotary Club Foundation Board for final approval. Historical distribution of giving by type of grant is: Human services: 50%; Education: 20%; Youth: 30%. Priority will be given philanthropic projects/programs that:
  • Impact the communities of Newark and Fremont
  • Focus on Human Services, Youth and Education
  • Have clearly defined goals and objectives

V. Direct Questions and Proposals to:

Nancy Thomas
Newark Rotary Club
35146 Blackburn Dr.
Newark CA 94560