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St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Rotary Club Foundation Grant


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Geographic Focus
USA: Michigan: St. Joseph-Benton Harbor area

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/22/23 5:00 PM EDT receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to Michigan nonprofit organizations and government entities for programs that improve the quality of life for local residents in eligible locations. 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 with a 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.

The mission of the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor Rotary Foundation is to improve lives in the greater St. Joseph/Benton Harbor community, by supporting projects that focus on:

  • Improvement of health;
  • Support of education;
  • Economic and community development; and
  • Other Rotary International initiatives that have local impact. 


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 received by 5:00 pm EDT September 22, 2023. Late applications will NOT be eligible for consideration.

Persons/organizations submitting grant applications will be notified in writing of Foundation action 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.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


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.

Contact Information
Email applications to:
Paul Westmaas, Foundation Secretary, at
Matt Hanley, Foundation President, at

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

Hand-deliver to:
Berrien Community Foundation
2900 S. State Street, Ste. 2E
St. Joseph, MI 49085

For information or assistance, or if you are unable to download an application, please contact the Foundation at, Attn: Rotary Foundation Grants

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