submissions due by Saturday, February 16

Applications available for Camden Rotary Club charitable grants program

Posted:  Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 5:15pm

CAMDEN — Applications are now available on the Camden Rotary Club website ( for its annual charitable grants program.

There are four categories of grants available:

·       A single large grant of $10,000 for a specific project or program that directly benefits a community organization.

·       A single large grant of $5,000 for a specific project or program that directly benefits a community organization.

·       A single grant of $5,000 for a youth-oriented project or program that benefits youth under the age of 20.

·       Five small grants of $1,000 each for a specific project that directly benefits a community organization.

All applications must be submitted by Saturday, February 16, 2019.

Applicants must be 501(c)3 organizations registered to operate in Knox County or Lincolnville. Organizations can apply for grants in all categories; however, an organization can win only one grant per year. Any organization that received a large or youth-oriented grant within the past five years is ineligible, as is any organization that received a small grant in the past two years.

All applications will be reviewed by the Camden Rotary Club’s Charitable Donations Committee. The Club’s Board of Directors will review the Committee’s recommendations at its March meeting and all Club members in good standing will be invited to vote to determine the recipients. Successful grant recipients will be notified by mid-April and an announcement made to the press shortly after the recipients have been notified.

For more than 90 years, the Camden Rotary Club has embraced Rotary International's mission of service above self, both at home in Maine and throughout the world, according to a news release. With a focus on friendship and camaraderie, Camden Rotarians work together to help those in need.

From international projects that improve living conditions for people in underdeveloped countries, to helping senior citizens at home, to providing college scholarships to our deserving youth, the Camden Rotary Club is dedicated to making the world a better place, the release said..

For more information about the Camden Rotary Club, visit