The Watsonville Rotary Club Foundation is pleased to announce the release its 2023-24 Grant Guidelines for applicants interested in requesting support for programs and services benefitting Pajaro Valley children and youth that align with Watsonville Rotary's specific Areas of Interest, outlined below. Please review these guidelines carefully before submitting a grant proposal.
We welcome questions from applicants prior to submitting an application. Please feel free to contact Kathleen King, Grants Review Committee (GRC) Chair at email@example.com or (831) 234-0062.
As always, the Grants Review Committee (GRC) will use objective ranking tools to evaluate each proposal on a competitive basis. The proposals that most closely align with the goals and Areas of Interest included in these Guidelines will be recommended for funding.
FUNDING LIMITS: The Foundation's budget for grantmaking this year is $20,000. Due to funding limitations, Watsonville Rotary Foundation will not be able to fund all requests submitted in response to this Request for Proposals (RFP).
Please carefully review these grant guidelines and approaches to determine whether your organization will submit a proposal this year.
Organizations that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:
In general, Watsonville Rotary does not give grants to:
Watsonville Rotary Foundation grants will be awarded in June 2024 to fund projects that will take place in FY 2024- 25.
Watsonville Rotary Foundation will award grants of up to $5,000. Due to limited resources, applicants can apply for only one grant per year.
Those who are awarded funding in a given year will not be eligible to apply the following year . However, they may apply again in the second year.
The number of grants and the amounts awarded are tied directly to Watsonville Rotary's fundraising efforts on an annual basis and can vary from year to year. The Club's GRC will review grant proposals in the spring of each year through an objective process designed to identify proposals that most closely align with our Grant Guidelines and funding priorities.
GRC recommendations are then forwarded to the Rotary Board of Directors for review. Approved grant awards are distributed in June. If your organization is approved for funding, we request that you recognize the Watsonville Rotary Club Foundation on your website, social media and/or advertising.
The grant term will be one year (July 2024-June 2025).
The Watsonville Rotary Foundation will consider proposals seeking either program support or core operating support.
Grant Guidelines Released: October 20, 2023
Grant Application Due: January 31, 2024
Awards Announced: June 2024
First, please read these guidelines carefully before applying to determine if your organization meets the requirements for eligibility. Also, please make sure you are using the most up-to-date version of Acrobat Reader. Using the buttons below, applicant organizations should download and save the interactive PDF forms provided below. Organizations seeking core operating support must submit their annual operating budget instead of the Budget Worksheet provided below.
Your Grant Application Form, the appropriate Evaluation Form (Program or Core Operating), and the Budget Worksheet (or Annual Operating Budget for Core Operating grants) make up your grant proposal and are required for submission. The last link (a PDF of these guidelines) is provided for your convenience.
Once downloaded, complete the required information and save your documents to your computer. When ready to submit, email all three completed grant proposal forms (substituting your organization annual budget if applying for core operating funds) no later than 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31, 2024 to the GRC Chair (email contact below). Applicants may choose to combine the three required documents in a single PDF using Acrobat Reader if desired.
Kathleen King, Chair Grants Review Committee
Watsonville Rotary Club Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org
The GRC Chair will confirm receipt of your grant application materials by email within five business days of your submission. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you do not receive confirmation within five business days, it is your responsibility to contact the Chair immediately at the email or phone number above.