Community Grants Application

Guidelines

The Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5) will award community grants at a luncheon on April 13, 2018, 5 nonprofit organizations will be selected to present 5 minute presentations describing their organization and how they support youth programs that promote education and leadership development that serve as preventative measures to end homelessness.

The presentation should be made by a high level executive from the organization (ED, CEO, Founder).  Members will text vote and the grant pool will be divided based on the votes received.  All presenting organizations will receive a grant (minimum of 5% of the pool of funds up to a maximum of 60% of the pool).  Grants will be awarded for program expenses only (including overhead allocations), no management and general or fundraising expenses will be funded.  Last year $73,000 was given and the year before $64,500 was given.  In addition we will encourage guest attendees to donate to the organizations.

In order to have a bigger impact on Downtown Los Angeles, we are focusing on one annual giving theme selected by the President of the club.  Our focus will be on organizations that support youth programs that promote education and leadership development that serve as preventative measures to end homelessness.

LA5’s dynamic membership enjoys volunteer opportunities with our non-profit partners. We welcome your thoughts on how we can get involved with your organization.

Grant applications will be accepted from January 1, 2018 through January 31, 2018.  The 5 nonprofit organizations selected will be notified on February 23, 2018.  Luncheons for our members to meet the nonprofits will be held on March 9, 2017 “Paul Harris Luncheons”.

Last Year's Winners

The full list ­of 2016 Fast5 Community Service Grants awarded is as follows:

1st: ​New Directions for Veterans - $​20,016
2nd: Society of St. Vincent de Paul - $18,839
3rd: Homeless Health Care Los Angeles​­ - $14,129
4th: The Midnight Mission​­ - $11,774
5th: Shelter Partnership​­ - $8,242

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Application

Applicant Information

Program Information

Organization Description & Program Impact

LA5 Involvement

Supporting Information

Submit a detailed budget for the program that you would like funded and your latest Form 990 (or website link).  Last year's pool was $73,000, the minimum amount of the grant will be 5% and the maximum 60% of this pool.

In addition guests will be asked to donate at the luncheon. Please submit a budget that reflects expenses and funding needs that would cover a range of funding.

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