Foundation of the Rotary Club of Lansing



   2018 Lansing Rotary Foundation Local Grant Guidelines & Policies
  •  Grants will be made only to organizations and groups that are qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or to churches, schools, governmental units or to another Rotary Club.
  •  Grants will be made to projects that serve the residents of Ingham, Eaton or Clinton counties.
  •  Grants will not be made directly to individuals.
  •  Normally grants will not be made to cover operational expenses, salaries, unrestricted capital campaigns, endowments, or debt.
  •  Projects that received funding from the Foundation during the prior two years are not eligible in this grant cycle.
  •  Local Grants will be awarded in two categories: Community Grants and Signature Projects
Community Grant Guidelines
  •  Grant Awards: $500 to $9,999, project should be completed within a 12 month period
  •  Community Grant project funding is for a 12-month period.
  •  Project Focus Areas (must address one or more of the following):
  •   local projects serving residents of Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties
  •   project serving an underserved or disadvantaged population
  •   project enhancing cultural or economic elements of the community
  •   project demonstrating a unique or emerging need unmet by another organization
Signature Project Grant Guidelines
  •  Grant Awards: $10,000 and over, can be completed within 12 months or multi-year projects
  •  Applicants submit grant request on-line to be reviewed by Rotary Foundation Board, select applicants will be invited to present to the Lansing Rotary Foundation Board of Directors before grant funding decisions are made.
  •  Signature Projects meet the following criteria:
    •  Significant: projects of size, within the means and purpose of the Lansing Rotary Foundation
    •  Make a Difference: projects that carry noticeable impact for the community and enhance or develop an important aspect of the community
    •  Lasting Effect: projects whose effect will be durable and permanent, and whose direct benefit extends beyond one year at the minimum
    •   Meet’s Rotary’s Mission of “Service Above Self”: projects which enhance the image and identification of the Lansing Rotary Club (internally and externally) and gives members a strong sense of meaningful service
Important Dates for 2018 Local Grants
February 1:     Applications Open for both categories of Local Grants
                         Notices sent to Rotarians & past applicants
March 16:       Grant Applications Due (all applications must be submitted on-line)
March-April: Foundation Board Subcommittee for Community Grants Individually Review Applications prior                            to meeting as a group to make funding recommendations
   All Foundation Board Members review Signature Project Grant Applications
April 20:        Foundation Board decides which Signature Projects to invite for a Presentation and Q&A
May 18:         Signature Projects present to the Foundation Board
June:             Foundation Board makes funding decisions on Community & Signature Project Grants
                       Grant Award Announcement Made
July 1:           Grant Award Money Distributed