Grants must be used within the boundaries of the Morgan Hill Unified School District, typically from $250 to $2,500


By David Allen

David Allen

Over the years, the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill has supported those in need, both locally and around the world. The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill through its Community and Hearts of Rotary grants have aided local organizations that operate free clinics, help purchase school supplies for children in need in our community, teach children the fun and appreciation of art, provide musical concerts to elder care facilities, educate the community about and rehabilitate endangered wildlife, and provide community Fourth of July festivities and much more.

Rotary is accepting online applications that are submitted between July 1 through September 30, 2019. The application is available at

Grants are only accepted from philanthropic organizations (not individuals) which provide benefits to the Morgan Hill community. Grants must be used within the Morgan Hill Community as defined by the boundaries of the Morgan Hill Unified School District and are typically granted in amounts from $250 to $2,500. Grants are not given for scholarships or other forms of monetary benefit to specific individuals, support religious or political viewpoints.

23 local non-profits received $40,000 in January 2019 from Rotary. Recipients that received financial support:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley
Discovery Counseling Center
Gilroy Compassion Center
Independence Day Celebration Inc
Learning and Loving Education Center
Loaves & Fishes
Martha’s Kitchen
Sue’s Story Project – Morgan Hill Community Foundation
Morgan Hill Historical Society
Morgan Hill Police Explorer Post 811
Morgan Hill Unified School District
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding
Operation Freedom Paws
Poppy Jasper International Film Festival
Rebekah Children’s Services
RotaCare Free Medical Clinic
Santa Clara County Library District Foundation
South County Cal-SOAP
South County Neighborhood Disaster Preparedness Project
South Valley Civic Theatre
South Valley Symphony
The Grateful Garment Project
The Health Trust

The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill can provide grants in part through its various fundraising activities, including the upcoming 25th Annual Rotary Club of Morgan Hill Golf Classic at Coyote Creek Golf Club on October 4 in Morgan Hill. To learn more about this event, please visit

Founded by 20 civic-minded community members in 1955 with a common bond of fellowship and the desire to serve. Today, Morgan Hill is a much larger city but still retains a small-town spirit. The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill has grown too, with over 100 members who remain an integral part of our community’s character. Over its history, Morgan Hill Rotarians have made a profound, cumulative, albeit immeasurable impact on our local community. The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill has been the recipient of the Rotary International Presidential Citation for distinguished service and has served the Morgan Hill community now for over 60 years. Morgan Hill Rotarians represent every facet of the community. They, and the Rotarians before them, have been integral in leading and maintaining the vivid community spirit of “Service over Self” in Morgan Hill.

The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill is part of  Rotary International, a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers in over 200 countries who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. For more than 110 years, Rotary’s people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to act on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, Rotarians are always working to better our world, and stay committed to the end.

David Allen is the chair of the Community and Hearts for the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill.

Marty Cheek