Each year, the Rotary Club of Lakewood & Rocky River is pleased to provide grants to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that serve youth, adults and the community-at-large within Lakewood and Rocky River. The club is now accepting applications for its 2021-22 grant cycle. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 29, 2021; grants will be announced in late December.

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.

Organizations may submit more than one application (i.e., one for an ongoing program and a second for a special start-up project). Each request should be submitted separately and include all the attachments listed on the application form.

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

The completed application form and requested attachments should be submitted via email to grants.lrrrotary@gmail.com no later than Friday, October 29, 2021.

Click to download the Grant Application Form

If there are any questions, please email the committee at grants.lrrrotary@gmail.com or call co-chairs Curt Brosky at 216-702-1075 or Christina (Chris) Thoburn at 440-318-4806.