Davenport Rotary Charitable Giving Grant Fund



Applications for the 2015 grant cycle due June 1, 2015.

The Rotary Club of Davenport Charitable Giving Committee works with the Davenport Rotary Fundraising Committee to generate funds to support local non-profits further their missions.  Grant applications are received annually and are due June 1st.  Funds are to be used to support local organizations that provide basic human services, serve youth, and meet local community needs.  Whenever possible, funds will be maximized through matching funds from other sources.

Completed applications can be emailed to davenportrotary@gmail.com or can be mailed to Rotary Club of Davenport, PO Box 2483, Davenport, IA  52809.  Applications must be postmarked by June 1st to be considered.

The following organizations were recommended by the Charitable Giving Committee and approved by the Board of Directors to receive funding in 2014:

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley 
Project Title: Triple Play-Team Sports Program
Project Description: Using a nationally proven curriculum, BGCMV will expand their physical fitness programs for some of the most at-risk youth in the Quad Cities.
Amount Funded: $2,500


Friendly House
Project Title: Childcare Kitchen Update
Project Description: Purchasing a new freezer will provide the opportunity to increase the quality and delivery of food they offer to their youth program participants
Amount Funded: $2,500        

Vera French Community Mental Health Center
Project Title: Hot Meals for Chronically Mentally Ill Persons
Project Description: Hot meals are made and served to adults with chronic mental illness living in Scott County that attend the Vera French Carol Center.
Amount Funded: $2,000           

Camp Shalom
Project Title: Purchase of Mini Van
Project Description: Camp Shalom is in need of a mini van to carry small groups of campers and staff.
Amount Funded: $1,000

Salvation Army
Project Title: Homeless Shelter Community Bathroom Hand-Dryers
Project Description: Purchase and installation of three electric hand dryers for the Family Service Center Homeless Shelter’s community meal site and community handicap accessible bathrooms.
Amount Funded: $1,000

Special Olympics Scott County
Project Title: Uniforms and Equipment for SC Special Olympics Athletes
Project Description: Project will provide team and/or sport specific uniform shirts for Special Olympics competitions and sports equipment for Special Olympics practice sessions.
Amount Funded: $1,000

Additionally, funds will be used to support Youth Harvest, a partnership between the Rotary Club of Davenport and the North Scott Rotary that brings together over 200 underprivileged youth to attend a fall harvest event at Pride of the Wapsi ($1,500). A speaker honorarium donated to Community Healthcare, Inc. for their Vaccines for Children Program ($1,000), Fire and Medical Supply Company/H.E.F. ($500),  Miles of Smiles Team ($500), Rotary International Grant ($2,500) and the MAC High School Awards ($175). 

Total Awarded: $16,175