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Westerville Sunrise Rotary Grant Application Deadline Extended through the End of May

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The Westerville Sunrise Rotary Foundation is accepting grant applications through the end of May at Rotary Foundation Grant.  Grants from the endowment fund are to be utilized for the advancement of programs and projects that support children and youth who live or study within the Westerville City School District boundaries.  Recipients must be, or be affiliated with, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization.

Eligible recipients are any individual or entity who sponsors or hosts programs or activities that directly benefit children or youth in the Westerville area.  The age criteria for those who will benefit is from birth through undergraduate college students.  Recipients must complete an application to define the impact, to outline the budget, to enumerate funds available other than this grant, reference the planned number of youth impacted, and provide a budget to cover this impact.  Grantees must be willing to present their project or program success to the club at a regular Sunrise Rotary meeting. 

Grants may be available for no less than $2,000 and no greater than $8,000 and must be spent within eight months of the fund distribution.  Preference will be given to new requests and/or recipients that have not been funded in the last two years.  Preference is given to programs that emphasize service to youth or programs that instill and teach service as a value to youth.  Preference is also given to fund equipment or learning materials that can be used in the year expended as well as in future years.  Applicants may be asked to meet with the granting committee for further explanation of your project/program in person.  Questions should be addressed to Dennis Blair, Grants Manager, Sunrise Rotary Foundation, dblair@blairit.com, 614/898-9925.