The Trumansburg Rotary Club is a not-for-profit organization, formed in 1927. Rotary members are dedicated to causes that build relationships, improve lives, and create a better world. These causes are defined by Rotary's seven Areas of Focus; Promoting Peace, Fighting Disease, Providing Clean Water, Supporting Education, Saving Mothers and Children, Growing Local Economies, and Protecting the Environment (click here for more information).
The club's Community Grants support projects that benefit our local community through one, or more, of Rotary's seven Areas of Focus listed above. Grants are generally made in amounts up to $1,000, though larger grants may be made if funds are available.
All awardees are required to complete a Final Report which includes, at minimum, clearly documented outputs and outcomes, what was learned from the project, how the community benefited, photos of the project, and project receipts. Inspirational stories are also welcome. The Final Report is due within 30 days of project completion and should be emailed to Kathleen Overbaugh (KathleenOverbaugh@gmail.com).
All awardees are required to provide a brief presentation to the Trumansburg Rotary Club following completion of their project.
Grant applications are to be completed online (click here) and are due by 6:00 pm, Monday, May 31, 2021. No late applications will be accepted. Grants will be awarded by June 30, 2021.
If questions arise during the writing of the grant proposal, please direct inquiries to Kathleen Overbaugh (KathleenOverbaugh@gmail.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. Applications will not be accepted after the due date, Monday, May 31, 2021.
Complete the application as if the reader is unfamiliar with your organization. Rotary Review Team Members change 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 typos? Does it make sense? Is the budget section comprehensive?
Do not submit bookmarks, brochures or other materials. These will not be distributed to the review team.
Do not alter the font, numbering or other overall formatting of the document.
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 slow 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 requirements 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