Club will provide an estimated $30K to worthy local projects or programs

Published in the August 16 – August 29 2017 issue of Morgan Hill Life

By Staff Report

The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill wants to give out an estimated $30,000 to make life better in our community. Its members are now encouraging local organizations to apply by Sept. 30 for grants to help fund philanthropic projects or programs.

Grants providing financial assistance to help organizations fulfill their missions are offered in “Community Grants” and “Hearts of Rotary” categories. For Community Grants, the club will fund tangible items that provide enduring benefit to many, such as technology, furniture or equipment.

Organizations are not required to be designated nonprofits, but their project must have a specific community benefit.

Hearts of Rotary grants are limited to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and must be used for community benefit, and may be used to cover program operating expenses, such as staffing, facility expenses and non-tangible items.

In the past, successful requests have focused on projects or programs that benefit youth, seniors, education or community benefit in the Morgan Hill area, as defined by the boundaries of the Morgan Hill Unified School District. Applications and eligibility details can be found at

Last year’s 23 organizations received Community Grants including Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Community Solutions’ La Casa Del Puente, EAH Housing-Village Avante, El Toro Elementary School, El Toro Home & School Club, Friends of the Morgan Hill Library, Morgan Hill Youth Sports Alliance and Nordstrom Home & School Club.

The Hearts of Rotary program supported the Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley, Community Solutions’ La Casa Del Puente, EAH Housing Bella Terra Apartments, Friends of Morgan Hill Senior Center, Leadership Morgan Hill, Learning & Loving Education Center, Morgan Hill Community Foundation, Morgan Hill Historical Society, Morgan Hill Inclusive Playground, and South County Cal — SOAP and Teachers Aid Coalition.