2019 RCAA Community Service Grants Announced

Congratulations to the organizations listed below on receiving 2019 Community Grants from Rotary Club of Ann Arbor.  This year 41 proposals totaling over $187,000 in funding requests were received, and 13 grants totaling $62,000 were made. (For more information on our Community Grants program, click here.)  Revenue for our Community Service Grants comes from donations from the membership, from proceeds of our annual Golf and Tennis Outing, and from the Club’s Foundation.

Food Gatherers * $5,000 Healthy School Pantry Program
Peace Neighborhood Center * $4,000 Leadership Development Camp
Sweet Dreamzzz $4,993 R.E.M. Sleep Program
Children’s Literacy Network $5,000 Summer Book Program
Community Music School of Ann Arbor $5,000 Bridge Project (music lessons for at-risk youth)
Community Action Network $5,000 Ready, Set, Tech Project
Ozone House $5,000 Education Project (for homeless kids)
Ann Arbor Symphony $5,000 KinderConcert Program
Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw $5,000 Food Pantry Program
Arbor Hospice $5,000 Pediatric Hospice Program
Family Learning Institute $5,000 Summer academic support program
Student Advocacy Center $5,000 Student Rights Helpline
Dawn Farm $3,007 Youth & adolescent support & treatment

There is also a separate program, involving a single grant of up to $5,000 that may be augmented by a 50% match from Rotary District 6380.  This grant must be for something involving participation of Rotary volunteers.  In July 2019, a grant of $5,000 with the possibility of a 50% match from Rotary District 6380 will be made to the Michigan Foster Care Closet for their back-to-school event.  We look forward to working with them later this summer on this project.