The Rotary Club of North Hawaii will award community grants to nonprofit organizations. The Rotary Club of North Hawaii wants to attract as many groups as possible and the grant application has been simplified to make the process easier for community organizations to apply.
Completed applications must be postmarked by April 30. Grants will be awarded by the end of May. To be eligible, organizations must be nonprofit with a stated mission of health, human services or youth activities. The project must benefit the communities of Honokaa, Kamuela, Waikoloa, North or South Kohala.
All applications must be submitted on a Rotary application form. Forms are available on the Rotary Club of North Hawaii website for easy access. Please go to www.north-hawaii-rotary.org under the link titled “Community Grants.” Guidelines are shown on the last page of the application. All applications must be postmarked by April 30 and mailed to: Rotary Club of North Hawaii, Community Grants Committee, P. O. Box 1997, Kamuela, HI 96743.
The 40 + member service organization issues community grants, academic, and vocational scholarships in the spring. The organization has successfully sponsored numerous recipients with scholarships to both Hawaii and mainland colleges and universities. Its most popular annual fund raiser is Oktoberfest. All proceeds, after expenses, are dedicated to community grants, scholarships and international projects.
During the past 10 years alone, Rotarians have donated more than $347,000 to the community — $237,000 in community grants and scholarships to more than 225 organizations — and built a $100,000 open air pavilion for the people of Waimea. It also completed more than two dozen local and international charitable projects last year.