Welcome to the Salida Sunrise Rotary Club Community Grants Page!  

Salida Sunrise Rotary‚Äôs Community Grants support projects and programs in the categories of youth, education and vocational projects; community service; and environmental programs in the area.  
Dates to remember
October 1 through October 31, 2022 - Applications for grants are open
Mid November 2022 - Grant Decisions will be made
January 1, 2023 - Grant Funds will be distributed
For over 11 years, our Club has proudly given proceeds from our fundraising efforts to the Salida community as part of the organization's mission of Service Above Self.  Donations requested from this grant program may be requested by non-profit organizations exclusively for financial support of charitable, educational, and humanitarian projects/events that meet Salida Sunrise Rotary's Eligibility criteria in the categories of youth, education and vocational projects; community service; and environmental programs. 
Please note the following guidelines for grant requests:
  • Grant proposals may be for up to 50% of the project cost and may not cover operating cost.
  • We do not provide funding for general operating expenses. Examples include (but are not limited to) staff salaries, general marketing for the organization, and office equipment.
  • We usually do not sponsor fundraising events for nonprofit organizations.
  •  We strongly prefer that the nonprofit organization have other means of financial support for the project in addition to the Salida Sunrise Rotary Charitable Fund Grant
  • Programs must follow local public health guidelines as applicable.
  • Grants to a qualified organization of $1000 or greater from the Salida Sunrise Rotary Charitable Fund will only be approved once per calendar year.
We will use the Donation Application form found on the website.  
All organizations requesting funds must work with a sponsor who is an active member of the Salida Sunrise Rotary Club to ensure that the proposal meets the current guidelines.  Sponsor signatures are required on the application. You can review the Sponsor Responsibilities on the website as well.
Please contact Randy Herrick-Stare at donationrequest.ssr@gmail.com with any questions or for help finding a sponsor. 
Dates for the Summer/Fall 2023 Salida Sunrise Rotary Charitable Fund funding cycle:
May 1, 2023:        beginning of Spring donations application cycle
June 1, 2023:        last day to accept donation requests
June 23, 2023:      donations are announced
July 1, 2023:         checks mailed
Dates for the Winter/Spring 2024 Salida Sunrise Rotary Club funding cycle:  To Be Announced