Apply for a Grant
Every year, the Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant makes funds available for community projects.
The Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant generally provides grants to charitable organizations benefiting Isabella County. Charitable organizations are classified by the IRS as 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Schools and local units of government may also be considered charitable entities.
Grant funds will not be awarded:
- to individuals or funds set up to support specific individuals or families;
- to political campaigns;
- to religious organizations for purpose of proselytization (Those addressing general community needs will be considered.);
- to fraternal orders, organizations whose primary purpose is lobbying, or cemetery associations;
- to organizations for projects/activities already in progress or to reimburse applicants for projects already completed;
- to organizations for general sponsorship.
Funding requests must be specific and should not exceed $3,000. The Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant prefers to fund the start-up of new projects/activities and those not requiring continuous funding from the Club thereafter. Organizations should only apply once per Rotary fiscal year (July 1 - June 30).
The Grants Committee reviews applications three times per year. Grant application deadlines are November 1, February 1 and May 1. Application review and Board approval takes approximately 1 month following each deadline. Grant notification will be made shortly thereafter, followed by the disbursement of funds. A representative from each applicant organization may be asked to attend a Rotary Club meeting to receive the grant award and/or to report on use of the funds.
To Apply:
Download, complete, and print the grant application. Requests received that do not follow this format will not be reviewed. Mail completed applications to Rotary Grants Committee, P.O. Box 252, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48804-0252. Applications must be received by the deadline in order to be considered.