Uptown York Rotary Club (UYRC) attracts a diverse group of professionals who share a passion for giving back to our community and making a difference in the world. Our service focus areas are downtown revitalization, environmental sustainability, and community and youth development.

One way we serve our focus areas is to provide funding for initiatives that make a difference in our community.  UYRC is currently accepting grant applications for its 2022 Community Giving grant program to support needs in our service area.

Grant applications will be accepted through April 15, 2022. Grantees can apply for two levels – up to $500 for programs that serve the UYRC service area and up to $1,000 for the programs that serve the UYRC service area and impact one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus.

Grants approved by the Rotary Club of Uptown York are to support programs that service York and the York County community. We are particularly interested in supporting organizations whose best practices and initiatives support Rotary’s Seven Areas of Focus. The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of these areas of focus: Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, Economic and Community Development, Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Water and Sanitation, Environment.

Not for profit or 501(c)3 organizations may apply for a grant. Selection criteria includes, but is not limited to:
  • How well the project demonstrates the use Rotary’s Seven Areas of Focus
  • The level of impact on the community
  • The level of documented need for the program/project and/or the grant funding
  • The level of collaboration with other organizations or community initiatives
  • Clearly defined measures of success
  • Rotarian involvement (individual/group)
Applicants are asked to describe the sustainability of the project after the grant funds have been disbursed. Funding is not considered for ongoing operating costs of an organization, capital campaigns, scholarships or stipends for individuals.
The application is available on the left hand side of uptownyorkrotary.org under "Documents & Forms".