The Queen City Rotary Club and our Foundation (QCRF) are excited to announce our grant program has returned for the Spring 2022 period and beyond!  Like many organizations, COVID impacted our fundraising process and we missed opening up our grant program last year.  But after two successful fundraisers over the past year (Road Rally in June 2021 and Reverse Raffle in March 2022) we are back!
Worth highlighting beginning this grant period and moving forward, we have revised our grant program and application process.  There are now two grant opportunities* for interested organizations.  
  1. The “Impact Grant” – This grant is targeted to organizations whose primary focus is serving the underprivileged youth in the greater Manchester area.  It is limited to a maximum of 5 recipients each year.  Grants will range from a minimum of $1000 to a maximum of $10,000.  In the application, please provide an overall description of the organization and a comprehensive description of the project and how the award will be used (suggested 500 words +/- ).  We will also require a mid-year update (supplied by QCRF) on the impact the grant has made for the organization.
  2. The “Youth Services Grant” – This grant supports organizations that have a youth related focus.  The maximum award is $1000.  In the application, please provide a three to five sentence overall description of the organization, details of the request, and how the funds will be used.  Mid-year follow up will not be required for the Youth Services Grant.
              *  Note:  An application may be submitted for both however if an organization is awarded, they will only
               receive one grant per year.
The Queen City Rotary Foundation Grant Committee will review the applications for both award levels and make recommendations to our Board of Directors for final grant approval.  This committee includes members serving for multiple years to establish and maintain continuity over time. 
Our new application is available in the forms section on our home page and details the new information and explanations we are requesting to assist with our decision-making process.  Please send completed forms to no later than Friday, May 20th, 2022.  Recipients will be notified in early June and invited to award ceremony at the end of the month.
We look forward to giving back to our local communities!
Monica Labonville
QC Rotary Club President
2021-2022 Term