After a year of fundraising, the Grove Rotary Foundation awarded 28 organizations nearly $75,000 in community grants during its weekly meeting on Wednesday, February 16th.
Each year the Grove Rotary Club raises funds through projects such as Lobsterfest and a golf tournament to be able to provide for community needs.
The grant process requires each group to submit an application which is reviewed by a committee.
This year’s Charitable Giving Committee was chaired by Christy Wright and members included Clayton Baker, Phyllis Hudecki, Kelsey Rhine, Louise Templin, Autumn Wilhelm, Charlie Wallace, Ivan Devitt, and Karen Waters.
A total of 28 grants were awarded totaling $74,913.77. The grants range from $750 to $7,500.
Among those receiving grants were several Grove school projects, Jay Upper Elementary, Boy Scouts, Playmakers, the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department, Second Chance Pet Rescue, and a number of community nonprofit organizations.
Chairperson Christy Wright indicated there may be some other grants provided at a later date.
The Grove Rotary Club also presents scholarships to Grove High School seniors as well as to the Northeast Community College Vocational program.
They also provide donations to a national effort to provide clean drinking water in undeveloped countries as well as for the eradication of polio.
To learn more about the Grove Rotary, visit their website HERE.