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Camarillo Rotary Foundation

GUIDELINES FOR COMMUNITY GRANTS

GRANT CYCLE AND APPLICATION SCHEDULE

Grant Applications due:  April 30, 2021

WELCOME GRANT SEEKERS

The Camarillo Rotary Club Foundation is pleased to announce the release of its 2020-2021 Grant Guidelines for applicants interested in requesting support for programs/projects that align with Camarillo Rotary’s specific Areas of Interest.  Please review these guidelines carefully before submitting a grant proposal.

We welcome questions from applicants prior to submitting an application.  Please feel free to contact Don Tillquist, Camarillo Rotary Foundation President at  foundation@camarillorotary.org

AREAS OF INTEREST FOR FUNDING IN FISCAL YEAR 2020-21

Camarillo Rotary Foundation awards grants to organizations whose applications are focused on the Areas of Interest below.  Interested applicants must identify one or more areas of interest and specific goal(s) for their request.

• Peace and conflict prevention/resolution.

• Disease prevention and treatmen

• Water and sanitation

• Maternal and child health

• Basic education and literacy

• Economic and community development

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Organizations that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

• The applicant organization must be a nonprofit 501(c) (3), tax-exempt organization or a school-based program in the Camarillo area, or have a 501(c) (3), tax-exempt organization as a fiscal sponsor.

• The applicant organization must provide or plan to provide programs/services benefitting the residents of Camarillo, including Somis, in one of Camarillo Rotary’s Priority Focus Areas as described in these guidelines. The applicant organization does not need to be located in Camarillo, but the applicant organization must demonstrate that it provides or plans to provide services that directly benefit residents of Camarillo.

• The applicant organization must have a nondiscrimination policy in place.

• The applicant organization must have the demonstrated capacity to carry out the program work funded by the grant and to maintain fiscal accountability.

EXCLUSIONS/TYPES OF REQUESTS THAT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

In general, Camarillo Rotary does not give grants to:

• For-profit organizations

• Projects that do not substantially benefit residents of Camarillo

• Projects and proposals unrelated to Rotary’s defined Areas of Interest for Funding

• Individuals

• Religious organizations for religious purposes

• Endowments, building campaigns, annual fund appeals, fundraising events or celebrations

• Commercial ventures

• Political Campaigns

FUNDS AVAILABLE AND DURATION

Camarillo Rotary Foundation grants will be awarded in June 2021 to fund projects that will take place in FY 2021-22. Grants will range from $250 to $2,000. Due to limited resources, applicants can apply for only one grant per year. 

The number of grants and the amounts awarded are tied directly to the Rotary Club of Camarillo’s fundraising efforts on an annual basis and can vary from year to year. The club’s foundation will review grant proposals in the spring of each year through an objective process designed to identify proposals that most closely align with our grant guidelines.

Approved grants are distributed in June. If your organization is approved for funding, we require that you recognize the Camarillo Rotary Club Foundation on your website, social media and/or advertising.

Camarillo Rotary will not be able to fund all requests submitted in response to this Request for proposals – only those projects that most strongly meet the identified program goals above will receive support within Rotary’s budgetary limitations.

The grant term will be one year; however, one-time and short-term projects will be considered.

TYPES OF SUPPORT

The Camarillo Rotary Foundation prefers to provide program/project support and does not generally provide capacity-building, core operating or capital grants. Exceptions may include this type of support as part of a program/project grant.

HOW TO APPLY

If your organization is eligible for grant consideration, please download and complete the Grant Application Form. Send completed application to:  Camarillo Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 171, Camarillo, CA 93011 or foundation@camarillorotary.org

Applications are due no later than April 30.

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