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 mrekemeyer@nlccwi.org








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Community Building Grant

Grant Application