Community Grants Announced

The Community Allocations Committee met on April 14 and recommended grant awards to 12 organizations as part of the Community Grants Program.  All in all, we received 27 applications totaling over $118,000 in funding.  Our fundraising for this fiscal year was impacted by the COVID pandemic, but we were still able to cobble together $52,000 for this round of grants to the following organizations:

Corner Health Center $5,000 Patient Assistance at the Center
Food Gatherers $5,000 Summer Food Service Program
Girls Group $5,000 Saturday Service Program
SOS Community Services $5,000 Parents as Teachers (PAT) Program
Student Advocacy Center $5,000 K-3 Summer Reading Advocacy Program
Washtenaw Literacy $5,000 Expand LIFT (Learning is a Family Thing) Program
Buenos Vecinos (Jewish Family Services) $4,500 Jovenes Tejedores (Young Weavers) Program
North Star Reach $4,500 Virtual Camp-at-Home Experience
Peace Neighborhood Center $4,000 Leadership Development Camp
Foundations Preschool $3,000 Camperships for summer pre-school program
Summer Camp Scholarships $3,000 Camperships for needy kids in grades 4 and 5
Washtenaw Camp Placement $3,000 Camperships for needy kids


A District Grant was not awarded this year. Due to the above mentioned fundraising issues and the difficulty of getting Rotary volunteers under the current COVID restrictions and precautions, it was decided not to award a District Grant for FY 2021-22.