Charitable Grants

Each year, the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Trust Fund gives annual Grants totaling about $50,000 to various charities around the world. below is a summary of Grants made from 2009 thru 2014.

Rotary Donations 09 to 14

The Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Trust

The Trust is independent from the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Club.  Funds raised by the Club are donated to the Trust Fund.  All charitable grants are then reviewed and decided upon by the Trust’s Board of Directors. Representing the interests of the Club’s members, the Trust Board prefers to make grants to fund specific projects or events that will help an organization achieve its mission.

About our Grants

Grants are not limited to tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) organizations.

Typically, individual grants range from $250 to $2,500.  Applicants will be well regarded if they can demonstrate that their grant:

  • Makes a substantial difference in the quality of their community’s life
  • Facilitates collaboration and help builds partnerships between organizations,  local government, or public institutions to create positive change
  • Helps build their capacity to become more effective in their community

The Club also prefers to Fund organizations that are focused on:

  • Education
  • Health care, particularly for children
  • Helping families
  • Providing clean water to needy communities

Applying for a Grant

All Grant requests can ONLY  be submitted by a Club Member-Sponsor. Grants are reviewed regularly by the Sanibel-Captiva Rotary Trust Board.  Typically, it takes between 60 and 90 days to review and process a grant request.  Written notification of the Club’s decision will occur shortly after the grant decision is made. If you are not sure whether you know a member who can sponsor your organization,  please join us at one of the Club’s breakfast meetings.   If you don’t know any members and still think the Club will be interested in helping your organization, please contact the Chairman of the Club’s Trust Board by using the “Contact” Form on this website.

The Member-Sponsor can provide you with the details on the requirements, and the process for obtaining a grant.

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