The Watsonville Rotary Foundation is seeking applications for its Community Grant program to support organizations that serve local youth that work to help minimize the factors that contribute to youth violence and/or support educational attainment.
Donor Name: Watsonville Rotary Foundation
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 01/31/2022
Size of the Grant: $5,000
Grant Duration: 1 year
Areas of Interest
- Safety Net & Crisis Resolution Services:
- Healthy Lifestyle, Learning and Living:
- These are programs that give youth access to activities and training that support youth with positive solutions to social problems, increase access to mental health services for youth and their families and increase access to education, job skills training or enrichment opportunities.
- Health and Youth Development:
- These are programs that encourage the practice of making safe and healthy lifestyle choices, teach life skills, conflict resolution, teamwork and ethical behavior.
Watsonville Rotary Foundation grants will be awarded in June 2022 to fund projects that will take place in FY 2022- 23. Watsonville Rotary Foundation will award grants of up to $5,000. Due to limited resources, applicants can apply for only one grant per year. Those who are awarded funding in a given year will not be eligible to apply the following year. However, they may apply again in the second year.
In June, 2021, grants were made to organizations and activities in the Watsonville community that encompassed preventing youth/gang violence, encouraging youth to stay in school, and/or offering educational and skills development opportunities to guide students in the pursuit of happy and productive lives. The awards were limited to a total of $1,000 each to 14 local programs serving Pajaro Youth. This amount was reduced significantly from the prior year grant funding offered $35,000) due to the cancellation of our Club’s major annual fundraising event (The Maine Lobster Dinner) during the height of the Covid Pandemic. Organizations receiving grant funding from Watsonville Rotary are noted with an asterisk.*
As part of their commitment to support our local community, the Watsonville Rotary Foundation makes grants to local non-profit organizations through its grant-making program. The monetary grants support organizations that serve local youth that work to help minimize the factors that contribute to youth violence and/or support educational attainment.
- The applicant organization must be a nonprofit 501(c) (3), tax-exempt organization or a school-based program in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District, 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 Watsonville (95076) including Pajaro, La Selva, Corralitos & Royal Oaks) as well as Freedom (95019) and Aromas (95004) in one of Watsonville Rotary’s Areas of Interest for Funding as described in these guidelines (above).
- The applicant organization does not need to be located in the Pajaro Valley, but the applicant organization must demonstrate that it provides or plans to provide services that substantially benefit residents of the Pajaro Valley.
- The applicant organization must have an annual operating budget not to exceed $2.5 million.
- The applicant organization must have a nondiscrimination policy in place.
- The applicant organization must have the demonstrated capacity to carry out the program or core-operating work funded by the grant and to maintain fiscal accountability.
In general, Watsonville Rotary does not give grants to:
- For profit organizations
- Projects that do not substantially benefit residents of the Pajaro Valley
- Projects and proposals unrelated to Rotary’s defined Areas of Interest for Funding
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Endowments, building campaigns, annual fund appeals, fundraising events or celebrations
- Commercial ventures
- Political Campaigns
For more information, visit Community Grants.