The complete overview of the Sammamish Rotary grant process is contained in the Grant Overview Document available from the menu to the left. Below is a summary of this process.
The Mission of Sammamish Rotary Grants
The Rotary Club of Sammamish was founded in 2003 with the purpose of serving and improving our local community, working for higher ethical standards, and promoting better understanding among people of different nations. We work towards these goals in a variety of ways which include the many projects and funding opportunities overseen by the Community Service Committee.
The objectives of the Community Service Committee are to identify, promote, and fund suitable projects and initiatives in Sammamish and surrounding communities of District 5030, which merit financial and/or physical support by the Rotary Club of Sammamish.
Source of Funding
The Rotary Club of Sammamish has a growing membership of nearly 40 members. Each year the club raises funds through its many activities in the community which include:
- The Nightmare at Beaver Lake held each October
- Concerts in the Park and Family Fourth on the Plateau BBQ during the summers
- Matching grants made by fellow Rotarians through The Rotary Foundation
- Generous donations from our members and friends of the Rotary Club of Sammamish
The Goals of the Community Service Committee
- To encourage families; strengthen communities; build a better world
- To foster interaction between the Rotary Club and the residents of Sammamish and surrounding communities
Areas of Focus for Funding Priority
- Underserved children (0-18) and seniors (55+)
- Families in need – food, shelter, and jobs.
- Persons with mental and physical disabilities
Eligibility Requirements for Project Funding
- Project must address at least one area of focus listed by the Rotary Club of Sammamish.
- Project must provide a sustainable benefit to the target community that lasts after the initial financial support has been delivered and the project has concluded.
- The applicant will be community based, volunteer driven, a charitable group, or not-for-profit organization.
- Applicant will demonstrate commitment to the project through the investment of their own funds and resources.
- Project meets The Four-Way Test.
- Collaborative partnerships are desirable where possible.
- In addition to completing the Community Service Project Application Form, approved applicants will be required to submit a final report providing a results-oriented summary of the project and verification that the funding was used for the approved purpose. All receipts for the project must be included in the final report.
- Approved applicants will be asked to recognize the Rotary Club of Sammamish’s support for the project, both to its membership and the public, in a manner detailed in the Community Service Project Application Form.
- Funds for current operating expenses, deficits, for-profit activities, political activities, and retroactive requests
- Projects that anticipate funding on a continuing annual basis; this does not preclude the applicant from submitting additional projects in subsequent years
Community Service Projects
If you or your organization knows of a Project that is in need of support by the Rotary Club of Sammamish please contact us. For non-monetary requests for volunteers and community service, no application is required. Simply submit your request via email to CommunityService@sammamishrotary.org. Current awardees are listed on this page.
Community Service Grant Application Process
The Rotary Club of Sammamish encourages any eligible organization with a financial community need to apply for a possible funding grant. The funding year begins July 1st and ends June 30th with specific grant application submission and approval dates. Any questions can be directed to the Community Service Committee at CommunityService@sammamishrotary.org.
Complete the Community Service Project Application Form in its entirety and turn it in on time. Applications can be found on the club’s website under Avenue of Service and then Community.
Attach all of the following supporting documentation:
- A detailed itemized budget for the proposed project b.
- A minimum of two price quotes for any material or services to be purchased exceeding $100 c.
- The first page of the current year’s IRS Form 990 from any 501(c)3 applicants d.
- Any additional supporting documentation such as program brochures, pictures, testimonials, etc.
The Rotary Club of Sammamish approves funding for Community Service Projects twice per fiscal year. In order to be considered for funding during the 2015-2016 year please ensure your completed applications and supporting documents are received by the following submission deadlines: November 1, 2016 April 1, 2017
Application Review Process
Each application goes through an extensive review process conducted by the Community Service Committee and the Rotary Club of Sammamish Board. During this review period the applicants may be contacted with further questions, possible site visits, and/or requests for additional documentation. Please allow sufficient time for the application review process to conclude. If you have questions during this time period please email CommunityService@sammamishrotary.org.