1. Organization must be a non-profit agency and hold an IRS 501(c)(3) designation.
  2. Organization must be resident in and/or provide services in the Fort Collins area which also includes the Laporte, Wellington, Bellevue, and Timnath areas.
  3. Project and services must address a local need, be available to the community as a whole, and/or target a specific segment of the community in need.
  4. Project or service should be unique and innovative; grant may be used for capital items, and special projects or service.
            NOTE: Grant money WILL NOT be awarded to retire debt, for general operating expenses, to assist specific individuals, or to duplicate established projects in the community.
  5. Special consideration will be given to applications that include an active volunteer service opportunity for Rotary Club of Fort Collins (RCFC) members.
  6. Organizations may apply in multiple Grant categories but may only receive one grant during the RCFC Fiscal Year (Jul–Jun).  Organizations are encouraged to apply in the category that matches their primary mission statement or the primary purpose of their community service/project.
  7. Organization ARE NOT eligible to be considered for a Grant if they received a RCFC Grant during the previous 13 months.
  8. Organizations ARE NOT eligible to be considered for a Grant if they are designated to receive money from other RCFC fundraising activities during the RCFC Fiscal Year (Jul-to-Jun) such as the Peach Festival.
  9. Organizations will receive acknowledgement that their grant application was received.  If you do not receive a response within 2 weeks of your submissions, please contact us.
  10. Organizations that receive a grant award from Rotary will submit a 2–3-page summary report detailing how funds were spent, number of individuals directly impacted by this grant and how this grant improved the organization’s mission.
If you have any questions, please contact us at grants@rotarycluboffortcollins.org.