West Bay Rotary Accepting Grant Requests thru April 1st

Thu, 02/29/2024 - 7:45pm

CAMDEN, Maine—West Bay Rotary is accepting spring grant requests to support local causes, now thru midnight April 1st.

Twice a year, the Club, through its Charitable Foundation, provides financial support to organizations that work to improve the lives of people in Knox County and Lincolnville. Grants up to $1,500 are awarded for general operations, specific programs, or defined projects that will be completed within 12 months of receipt of donation.

The club accepts grant applications from charities and nonprofit organizations that promote the welfare of residents in one or more of the following focus areas:

  • Education & Literacy
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Disease Prevention & Treatment
  • Water Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Community & Economic Development
  • Environmental Support


The grant application process is competitive, and all applications go through a rigorous review process. The deadline for spring applications is April 1st, with grants awarded June 1st. Organizations receiving a grant will be asked to make a brief presentation to WBR members.

For more information and an application, go to: www.westbayrotaryofmaine.org and click on the West Bay Rotary Charitable Foundation application link.

About West Bay Rotary

West Bay Rotary is celebrating its 38th year of manifesting its mission of “service above self” here in the Midcoast. The club undertakes dozens of community projects as well as fundraising (and “fun-raising”) events, including its annual “Duck Derby,” Chowder Challenge, Christmas Trees, Chili Challenge, Toboggan Nationals parking, Habitat For Humanity teams, book clubs, and more. The door for prospective members is always open. The club meets on Thursday mornings from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., also via Zoom. For more information, go to: www.westbayrotaryofmaine.org.