Trumansburg Rotary is accepting applications for its Community Grants Program through May 31, 2021.
The Rotary Club of Trumansburg has been raising funds for, and awarding Community Grants to, public schools and nonprofit organizations in the Trumansburg area for decades. Prior years awards have helped to support food pantries, youth education programs, library upgrades, community beautification projects, BOCES scholarships, cultural programs, the Wheelchair Foundation, and many other community based programs. A list of prior grant recipients and projects is posted here.
The Trumansburg Rotary Club is a not-for-profit organization, formed in 1927. The club supports education works that benefit community organizations
Trumansburg Rotary Club members hold fundraisers throughout the year to support their programs including the Trumansburg Rotary Club Grant.
Grants are awarded to local public institutions and non-profit organizations to help fund projects within the local community. Projects must support at least one of Rotary's seven areas of service; Basic Education and Literacy, Community Economic Development, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Environment, Maternal and Child Health, Peacebuilding and Conflict Prevention, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene. Please refer to Areas of Service (click here)for additional information.
If you have any questions regarding the grant process, please contact Kathleen Overbaugh (Kathleenzoom-dsl.com).
TRUMANSBURG ROTARY GRANTS PROGRAM The Trumansburg Rotary Club is a not-for-profit organization, formed in 1927. The club supports educational works that benefit community organizations, including students in local schools (focused on the Trumansburg, South Seneca, Newfield, and Enfield schools), senior citizens, the arts, and local libraries. There is funding cycle, with a deadline of May 1st, with grants to be awarded within 30 days of application deadlines. Awardees are expected to clearly document outputs and outcomes, and to furnish final reports, including what was learned from the project and how the world is different as a result of the grant. Grants are generally made in amounts up to $1,000, though larger grants may be made if funds are available. If questions arise during the writing of the grant proposal, please direct inquiries to Kathleen Overbaugh (Kathleen@zoom-dsl.com).
TIPS for Completing your Grant Proposal
Do not wait until the due date to complete the application as questions may arise and you want to have plenty of time for correspondence. You will also need to track down signatures for your final copy. Applications will not be accepted after the due date.
Confirm that your application falls within ALL the grantmaking guidelines.
Complete the application as if the reader is unfamiliar with your organization. Review team members are always changing and may be unfamiliar with your particular organization and with prior applications.
Have someone else read the final draft before submission. Does this proposal appropriately communicate all the necessary information to the reader? Are there lots of typos? Does it make sense? Is the budget section comprehensive?
Do not include bookmarks, brochures or other materials. These are not distributed to the review team.
Do not alter the font, numbering or other overall formatting of the document. The font should be no smaller than 10 pt.
If your proposal fits clearly into one category but only slightly into another, just indicate the most appropriate category, don’t try to make the project fit into a category where it doesn’t really belong. This practice can actuallyweaken a proposal in the eyes of the reviewers. Tips for Budget Section
Include a complete budget with expenses and revenues for the project. Explain items in a narrative, remembering that the reader may be new to your organization’s budgeting practices.
Check the math. Confusing budgets with incorrect math slows down the review process and weakens the proposal.
Include “in kind” contributions in your budget by writing “in kind” next to them. “In kind” items can illustrate support for a program and are important to include. They should balance each other out in revenue and expenses. The Review Team will be focusing on the following:
Application is complete and all “Grantmaking Guidelines” are met
Sources of support for this project are clearly identified
Clear statement of issue or need that project addresses
Proposed project will provide substantial/effective benefit to the community
Target population is identified and target number is reasonable
Desirable outcomes are identified and evaluative measures are in place
The organization is pursuing effective collaborations in this project area
The project is being carried out efficiently
Organization is well suited to carry this project out effectively
Overall impact of the idea
The Rotary Club of Trumansburg (RCoTburg) will administer the Annual Community Grants program (Program) through their Grants Committee.
The Program will fund awards up to a total of $10,000 for 2017.
Individual grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded through a competitive application process.
No local match is required, but it is encouraged.
Eligible applicants are limited to public schools and nonprofit organizations (501(c)3) within the boundaries of the Trumansburg, South Seneca, Newfield, and Enfield School Districts.
Eligible projects include capital and/or operating expenses that support public education, older adults, lower income individuals, persons with disabilities, community arts, public health, and local libraries.
Grants are limited to a term of one year.
Organizations are limited to one application per year.
All applications must be complete and emailed to (Peggy and Kathleen - how about we create a google email for the applications that we can all access). by the due date listed in the Schedule.
No FAX, hard copy, or late applications will be accepted.
If you require assistance with your application, please Contact Kathleen at _______________.
Should you have questions, please send an email to ______________.
The RCoTburg Grants Committee may be in touch after your submission with questions concerning your submission.
2017 Applications will be available on Friday, August 18, 2017.
Applications are to be submitted via email by Friday, September 29, 2017 (no exceptions).
Applicants will be emailed a confirmation receipt of their submission by Friday, October 13, 2017.
Applications will be ranked by the RCoTburg Grants Committee by Friday, October 27, 2017.
Applicants will be notified of grant awards by Friday, November 10, 2017.
Grant funds will be available by Thursday, November 30, 2017.