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Rotary Club of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Grant

Grants to Michigan Nonprofits and Agencies in
Eligible Locations to Improve the Quality of Life

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Rotary Club of St. Joseph-Benton Harbor

Deadline Date:

09/21/20 - Postmarked or Delivered by 5:30 PM EDT

Description:

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Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations and government entities in eligible locations for programs that improve the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended for projects within the focus areas of health, education, and economic and community development. Grants may also be used for other Rotary International initiatives that have local impact. Eligible programs benefit the residents of the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor area. Particular emphasis is given to efforts that seek to better opportunities for youth and special needs populations.

Criteria the Foundation Board will consider in evaluating proposal include:

  1. Focus on the Rotary International missions
  2. Scope of impact on the community
  3. Response to emerging needs or new approaches to meet current needs
  4. Measurable outcomes and program evaluation methods
  5. Collaboration within the community and elimination of duplication of services
  6. Sustainability of project and ongoing support

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 136433

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$65,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

$5,000 is the minimum eligible grant request.

Term of Contract:

Requests may be made for multi-year projects; however, re-application will be required for subsequent years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations and governmental organizations within the greater St. Joseph-Benton Harbor area are eligible to apply for a Rotary Foundation grant. Organizations that have received grant dollars for three consecutive years are ineligible to apply for one year.
- Requests for ongoing operational funds and annual drives are assigned a low priority.
- Requests for sectarian religious projects and programs, national fund-raising efforts, requests by political organizations, and requests to fund program deficits or previously incurred obligations are ineligible.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be either mailed with a U.S. mail postmark on or before September 21, 2020; or hand-delivered by 5:30 pm EDT September 21, 2020. Late applications will NOT be eligible for consideration.

Funds will be awarded later in the year.

Persons/organizations submitting grant applications will be notified in writing of Foundation action normally within 60 days of application deadlines. Denied applications may be resubmitted in a subsequent grant cycle; however, the Foundation is in no way obligated to give preferential treatment to previously submitted requests.

Please note, for capital projects, a site drawing showing the location of the improvement to be funded by the grant is required.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail applications to:
St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Rotary Foundation
P.O. Box 143
St. Joseph, MI 49085-0143

Hand-deliver to:
Edgewater Bank
321 Main Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Direct questions to:
Bill Healy, Foundation Secretary
Phone: 347-525-7271
E-mail: coach_healy@yahoo.com

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Michigan: The greater St. Joseph-Benton Harbor area

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