ROTARY CLUB OF CHATTANOOGA
Club Projects Grant making Guidelines
Club Project Committee Approval Sept. 4, 2014
ABOUT THE ROTARY CLUB OF CHATTANOOGA
Chartered in 1914, the Rotary Club of Chattanooga (the “Club”) was the 103rd Rotary Club founded in the world and is today the world’s 21st largest Rotary Club. Rotarians worldwide are committed to “service above self”.
CLUB PROJECTS OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF CHATTANOOGA
From the voluntary contributions of club members to its club projects fund, the Club is able to serve others through its annual grantmaking program.
Programs Eligible to Receive Support from the Rotary Club of Chattanooga
Values / Philosophical Guidelines
The Club will give priority to projects based on
Grants are generally not available for the following:
Size of Grants
The Club suggests a minimum grant request of $3000. While smaller grants may be made, the Club’s goal is to make fewer but larger grants that may positively impact the cause.
Use of funds:
Funds must be used to carry out the program effort or initiative in the grant proposal. If the project is cancelled or delayed beyond the time designated in the application or one year from the award of the grant, all funds shall be returned to the Club.
The Club grants are typically for one year. Multi-year grants may be considered but will be the exception. No grant shall be made to a single recipient for more than two consecutive years and no applicant may make more than one application in a single year
Invitation to Apply
The Club does not accept unsolicited grant requests. The Club will consider only grant requests that are brought by and have the endorsement of one or more Club members having personal knowledge about the program of a potential grant applicant. Any such letter of endorsement should be accompanied by a brief description of the project. After reviewing the endorsement from the Rotary Club member, the Club will notify the potential grant applicant whether it will be invited to apply. Such invitation to apply does not imply a decision to fund the project. Participation in the application process will include the completion of an application outlining the proposed project in detail and participation in a site visit conducted by one or more members of the Club’s Club Projects Committee.
The general timeline for the Club grant making process is