The Rotary Club of Hagerstown, and its charitable arm, the Rotary Club of Hagerstown Charitable Foundation, annually contribute funds to worthy capital expense needs of Washington County nonprofit organizations. Your organization may have received these funds at some point in the past. Once again the opportunity to apply for funding is extended. Please note that there have been some modifications to the application. Participation in helping Rotary raise funds is now listed as special criteria. The application delivery method has been revised. Please carefully review this procedure. The application form is enclosed for your use.
In an effort to align more closely with the goals and objectives of Rotary International, grant applications should consider, but are not limited to, the six priorities of Rotary International as it seeks solutions to world issues. These include peace and conflict prevention or resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, as well as economic and community development.
Although we will consider grants up to $7,500, we have traditionally focused on smaller grants of $1,000 and up.
Please be aware that any grant being made to your organization should be spent by 12/31/2024. Proof of the expenditure must be reported according to the instructions included with the grant check. In addition, if your organization received a 2023 grant from our club, your proof of expenditure for those funds must be received before your organization can be eligible for 2024 funding.
If your organization wishes to pursue funding from the Rotary Club of Hagerstown Charitable Rotary Foundation and can adhere to our criteria for capital expense funding requests, you are encouraged to complete and submit the attached application. Examples of capital expense funding are amounts paid to acquire depreciable tangible property or permanent improvements to real property. Capital expenses generally must be depreciated over the asset’s useful life. Funding will not be approved for operating expenses. Operating expenses are amounts paid for day-to-day operations such as rent, repairs, wages, utilities, office supplies, operating expenses for programs your organization may offer, etc. Thank you.
Our ability to fund organizations like yours comes from the funds our Club raises annually. We do take into consideration your organization’s support of Rotary fundraising efforts when making grant decisions. Please consider participating.