The Rotary Club of Rock Island has set forth guidelines for community donations in an attempt to concentrate on areas of need within our community (Illinois Quad City Area). Donation requests should fall within the following areas of interest:
- Children at Risk
- Poverty and Hunger
- Education/School events
- Violence/Community Safety
- Individuals with Disabilities
The Rotary Club of Rock Island will consider requests outside of these areas when they meet needs within our community. These guidelines should be used when making a request to the Rotary Club of Rock Island.
In an attempt to maximize club exposure and the usage of funds the following requests will not be considered:
- Political Fundraising
- Ongoing operating expenses
- Salaries, benefits or administrative costs of start-up programming
- Fundraising events that benefit individuals
Although there is not a set minimum or maximum for community grants, typical grants range from $1,000 to $1,500. Larger grants restricted to organizations and needs in the City of Rock Island may be requested through the Rock Island Rotary Club Foundation.
All requests should be made 30 days prior to the set reviews. Your group will be contacted by a representative of the Rotary Club of Rock Island if your project has been selected for consideration. In some cases, a community partner may be asked to present at a weekly meeting to the Club to educate us about your project/program.
Proposals will be reviewed according to the following timeframes:
If received by Jan 31, reviewed in Feb
If received by Apr 30, reviewed in May
If received by July 31, reviewed in Aug
If received by Oct 31, reviewed in Nov
Download the donation request form.