Community Allocations

Community Allocations
Chair: Mary Avrakotos, Michael Field 

The Ann Arbor Rotary Club annually awards up to $50,000 in grants to local not-for-profit organizations that support the Club's goal of "Helping Kids Succeed.” The Committee has a primary grant making cycle in the first quarter of each calendar year and recommends recipients for grants of up to $5,000 per organization. Funding commitments are for a single year and a total of $50,000 is awarded to about 10 to 12 organizations.  A second cycle with choen applicants from the primary grant cycle occurs in the July to September period.  One organization is chosen for the "Distrct Grant" application; this award potentially is as high as $7,500 with $5,000 coming from the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor and the other $2,500 from a 50% match from the District.  The goal for this grant is also Helping Kids Succeed, and the winning grant in addition must provide significant opportunity for Club member participation.
 
Monthly meetings, held the last Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. in the Anderson Room, review the effectiveness of the grant process and outcomes with a goal for continuous improvement. Since 2012, the total process has been electronic.