Community Allocations

Community Allocations
Chair: Mary Avrakotos, Michael Field 

In 2015 the Community Allocations Committee of the Rotary Club of Ann Arbor will award $61,000 in grants to local not-for-profit organizations that support the Club's goal of "Helping Kids Succeed.” The committee has a funding cycle that takes place in the first quarter of the year and recommends 12 to 15 organizations for grants of up to $5,000 subject to the approval of the Rotary Board. One or more organizations is also chosen for "District Grant" application(s). This award is potentially as high as $7,500 with $5,000 coming from our Rotary Club and the other $2,500 from a 50% match by Rotary District 6380. The goal for this funding is also “Helping Kids Succeed,” and applicants are asked to include a component that offers significant opportunities for Club member participation. 

Organizations interested in applying for a 2015 Grant are asked to send an email to
Michael Field, Co-Chair of Community Allocations. The submission deadline for 2015 will be Friday, February 27. Award notification will be by April 30, 2015. Applicants who have received funding for two consecutive years are not eligible in year three, but may re-apply after a one-year break.

The Community Allocations Committee meets monthly on the last Wednesday of every month at 11 a.m. in the Anderson Room. No meetings are held in December, July and August. Annually the Committee reviews the effectiveness of the granting process and outcomes with a goal of continuous improvement. Since 2012, the total process has been electronic.