Each year, the Rotary Club of Lakewood & Rocky River provides grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve youth, adults and the community-at-large within Lakewood and Rocky River. The club is currently evaluating applications for its 2021-22 grant cycle. Grants will be announced in December.

Information about the 2022-23 funding cycle will be available in October 2022

Grants generally range from $500 to $5,000. Funding is primarily focused on programs and projects that benefit residents of Lakewood and Rocky River in the following areas: Hunger, health services, housing, job training, youth leadership, and community projects. Special consideration is given to applications that request seed money for new initiatives, offer hands-on opportunities for Rotarians to volunteer, or are submitted by organizations with which Rotarians are involved.

Each year, the Rotary club, through its foundation, gives back to the community nearly $70,000 in grants, scholarships, and financial aid.