Posted by Stephen Hoesel on Aug 04, 2019
Rotary is a service organization comprised of community leaders of various professions dedicated to humanitarian causes locally and throughout the world.  The club budgets funds annually for a variety of local causes that may be made available for requests made throughout the year for which the Board of Directors may want to support.  To make application for funds please download the application template.  When completed please scan your application narrative and send to Fort Dodge Rotary, Box 935, Fort Dodge, Iowa  50501
 
 
Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Club Grant Guidelines
 
Mission: Rotary is a service organization comprised of community leaders of various professions dedicated to humanitarian causes locally and throughout the world. Simply put, Rotary is an organization that is out to do "good" in the world. 
 
Vision: It is incumbent upon the Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Club and its Board of Directors to be good stewards of available resources.  The club budgets dollars annually.  The budget may fund identified programs.  The club also has a small “Special Fund” available for requests made throughout the year for unbudgeted causes, which the club and Board may want to support. 
 
Eligibility for the Special Fund:  Grants must have the support of one or more members of the Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Club. Funds are granted in support of humanitarian causes.  Causes may relate to youth, poverty prevention/intervention, community betterment, health care, human services, and more.  There are many, many good causes.  There are also limited dollars.  Grant awards will not exceed the dollars available in the special fund.   Preference may be given to one-time projects or to programs that are deemed to have sustainability.  For example, grants may be given to a building projects to provide some seed money to start an educational program that the schools will fund in the long term.  Collaboration with other funding sources is encouraged.
 
Process: 1. A Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Grant Application must be completed for consideration. 2. No less than one club member will sign as indicated on the application, to show the support of a club member. 3. The completed Grant Application will be given to the Club President, to present at the next club Board meeting. 4. The Club President will determine how much money is available from the Special Fund. 5. The Club President will present the Grant Application to the Board at the following Board meeting.  The President will also communicate the balance of the Special Fund. 6. The Board will consider the Grant Application.  The Board will vote on the request, deciding one of three outcomes: a. The request will be fully funded b. The request will be partially funded c. The request will not be funded. 7. The Club President will communicate the decision with the grant requestor.   8. If dollars are to be awarded, the Grant Application, with approval note, will be given to the Club Treasurer to pay and the treasurer will cut a check.