Applications for Westerville Sunrise Rotary Foundation grants are due May 31. The source of funds to grant is income on an Endowment which has been built through fundraising efforts of the club, as well as direct individuals’ donations. The amount available for the grant(s) is defined as the interest, dividends and capital gains produced in the prior year generated by the Endowment Fund, which is held at the Columbus Foundation.
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 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 $9,000 and must be spent within eight months of the fund distribution. Preference will be given to new requests and/or recipients who have not been funded in the last two years. Grant applications can be found by visiting https://tinyurl.com/yb72wjtj