Community Building Grant  

Grant Funds will be given to organizations and educational institutions that build our community and region along with helping community members through a project or program that incorporates the Rotary Club principles found in its Four-Way Test.  Priority is given to proposals that include one or more of the 

guiding principles found in the Rotary Club Four-Way Test: 

1. Leadership 

2. Relationship Building:  

a. Is the project true? 

b. Is it bringing fairness to all concerned? 

c. Will it build goodwill and better friendships amongst the community served? 

d. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?  

3. Problem Solving: 

a. Does this address and help an ethical issue?

b. Does this connect and build relationships amongst people with differences? 

4. Partnerships: 

a. Is there an element of  mentoring 

b. Will this inspire or demonstrate volunteering to serve others?             

Who is Eligible?  Eligible applicants are school districts, colleges and universities, cooperative educational agencies, tribal units of government, and private nonprofit organizations. Grants are only awarded to proposals that are located within the geographic boundaries of the school district of Ashland, Washburn, and Bayfield, Wisconsin.  

Grant Award Process: a) The selection committee will comprise of appointed Rotarians. We will keep the communication lines open if we have additional questions.  b) If awarded, grant recipients are required to make a presentation less than 20 minutes to Ashland Rotary Club as part of receiving the funds.   c) $50-$2,000. Occasionally larger amounts considered. We award an average of $10,000 a year.  Grant applications are attached below.    Contact Madelaine Rekemeyer   651-792-5534(text/mobile) or


Community Building Grant

Grant Application

Ashland Rotary Peace Fellowship Scholarships

Basic Information and How To Apply

The 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available, and we need your help finding the next cohort of global peace and development leaders.

As an active community member you play a critical role in informing the Chequamegon Bay Communities about the Rotary Peace Centers programs.  We encourage You to  use your  professional and social contacts to find potential candidates.  Rotary and community members  can also support the program by coaching candidates through the application process and connecting them to districts that can endorse their applications, a required step in the application process.

These resources can help you and your members recruit candidates for 2021 Rotary Peace Fellowships:

Candidates have until 31 May to submit applications to their districts. Districts have until 1 July to submit endorsed applications to The Rotary Foundation.

We’re also proud to announce a new Rotary Peace Center at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda — our first peace center in Africa — as well as exciting changes to the professional development certificate program. Learn more about the certificate program and our new peace center.

Send any questions about the fellowship program to Thank you for your dedication to the Rotary Peace Centers and your help educating Rotary members and your community about the fellowships.

Rotary Peace Centers

Rotary Peace Centers are made possible by the generosity of donors.

Rotary club presidents, Rotaract club presidents