Twenty-three local nonprofits received $40,000 in January 2019 from Rotary

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 through Sept. 30. 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. They are not given for scholarships or other forms of monetary benefit to specific individuals, support religious or political viewpoints.

Twenty-three local nonprofits received $40,000 in January 2019 from Rotary.

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 Oct. 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 more than 100 members who remain an integral part of our community’s character. In 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 more than 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 Above Self.”

Those interested in learning more about Rotary can visit

David Allen is a member of the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill and the chair of the Community and Hearts of Rotary Committee.

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