Introduction

 

Approximately one-third of an Auction & Rummage Sale net proceeds are allocated to the Rotary Club’s Large Grants (Huney) Committee.

 

Funds can accumulate from year to year, as the Committee searches for projects that will have a significant impact on the Bainbridge Island community. Thus, the Club’s contribution to a community project could range from $25,000 to $500,000. In some cases, we team with other organizations to help fund and/or complete a project.

 

Prospective Applicants

 

A prospective applicant should initially read the grant guidelines section to evaluate whether the project in question meets criteria for approval and for guidance as to how to proceed. If so, the letter of intent should be completed and forwarded to largegrants@bainbridgeislandrotary.org.

 

Letter of Intent (LOI)’s submitted before the two submission dates (September and February) will be considered in the subsequent time frame (6 months approximately). As a rule, it is better for the applicant to involve Rotary early in a project as we feel we can be more effective in the initial stages. If the letter of intent and the project are deemed to be suitable for a possible grant, the applicant will be invited to formally apply through an application form. The Large Grants (Huney) Committee will then evaluate the application and request further information where appropriate.

 

Committee Grant Guidelines

 

Letter of Intent

 

History of Awarded Large Grants

 

*Large Grant (Huney) named after Judd Huney, Past President of our Rotary Club (1953 – 54), who was instrumental in establishing the Large Grants (Huney) Fund from which we provide the money for the Large Grants.