Community Grants

The Rotary Club of Pensacola supports local community projects with a limited number of grants to charitable 501(c)3 organizations. These grants are awarded annually. The guidelines and timetable for this year’s grants application and the awards timetable is shown below.

Grant Application Guidelines

The Club supports projects that address areas such as:

  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development

Projects, by definition, include specific outcomes/deliverables and are timebound.

Grants are not automatically renewed or reconsidered each Rotary fiscal year, which begins July1. Previous applications not awarded a grant may be submitted again (updated as appropriate) since the mix of competing applications will vary from year to year.

In general, awards exclude any specific individual(s) who find themselves in a difficult financial situation and those who individually seek to do good works on their own. Individuals who want to engage in independent charitable work are requested to partner with an eligible charitable organization to submit a grant application.

A grant will only be considered if all documentation is complete and submitted by the deadline.

Recipients are required to provide the Rotary Club of Pensacola with a follow-up report summary regarding the effect of Rotary’s grant. This could include receipts, photographs, testimonials, numbers served, overall impact, etc.

Recipients are requested to acknowledge the Rotary Club of Pensacola in their own publicity and authorize Rotary to publish information about the project.

Projects can be short and simple or complex and lengthy. The Club’s grant is for use during the current fiscal year however. Support for a phase within a longer duration project is acceptable if it otherwise meets requirements.

2019 Grant Application Steps and Timeline

  • March 1: Grant Process Opens
  • April 15: Grant Application Deadline
  • May 10: Recommendations Submitted to Board
  • Late May: Grant Recipients Notified

Grant Application Form and Additional Information

The completed application(s) along with required documentation should be provided in PDF format electronically via email to Randy Ray at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Randy also can be contacted at 850.748.9760 for questions and comments.

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