The Grove Rotary Foundation supports local efforts on a yearly basis through Community Grants, given to organizations that make Delaware County a better place to live and work. This year's deadline for grant applications is Friday, November 1.

One-time grants are awarded for projects and causes that have the potential to provide visible, long-term, sustainable benefits for the entire community.

Local efforts considered for grants must be initiated by a Rotarian in conjunction with the applying organization and contribute to Rotary's focus on community service.

"The core philosophy of Rotary is to provide 'service above self' and we carry this out in many ways, both locally and internally," said Kristi Wallace, the Grove Charitable Giving Committee Chair. "Those who receive grants should model these core values while promoting integrity, goodwill, and fellowship in our local community."

Last year the club awarded nearly $98,000 in community grants to 43 organizations in the Grand Lake area.

Applicants must be organizations with a clear mission and structured leadership. Charitable or non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation are encouraged to apply. Faith-based non-profit organizations may apply for grants, provided their proposed project is for the benefit of the community as a whole, rather than just the members of their congregation or organization.

Applications are due by Friday, November 1, 2019, and can be obtained by visiting the Grove Rotary Club website. All applications must be transmitted electronically.

For more information, please contact Grants Committee Chair or any Rotarian or by emailing