While the pandemic affected our fundraising events, the Rotary Club of Madison County is very excited to announce that we are still able to donate funds to non-profits, churches, organizations, etc. via our Make a Difference Grants and the Youth-Based Arts Grants to benefit Madison County. Below is a link to a simple application form that must be submitted to the Rotary Club of Madison County by midnight on Monday, May 31st, 2021.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE GRANTS: This fund was developed many years ago to help fund programs or projects that otherwise wouldn’t be able to come to fruition. It’s focus has traditionally been to support community based organizations engaged in and/or for the benefit of youth activities in Madison County. The $3,800 in available funds for these grants comes from our Club’s annual budget which is made up from events (such as the Hot Doggett 100 and Golf Tournament) plus donations from individuals and Club Members. Grant request should range from $250 to $750 and must be used within one year.
YOUTH-BASED ARTS GRANTS: This newly created fund comes from the proceeds of the Fiddlin’ 5K Walk/Run for the Arts. The 2021 event held in April was our most successful and we are pleased to have $3,500 available to grant. Applications for these grants will be used specifically for youth-based art programs in Madison County. Grant requests should range from $250 to $750 and must be used within one year.
A committee made up of Rotary Club of Madison County members will review the applications for both funds and will communicate their decision in early June. Grant Award recipients will be invited to attend a Club meeting to receive their checks.
End of program/project reports along with photos should be submitted to the Rotary Club of Madison County by June 30, 2022.