HOW TO APPLY FOR A SEATTLE ROTARY SERVICE FOUNDATION (SRSF) GRANT
Application Requirements: Every grant proposal must have a RCOS club member as its primary advocate. That advocate cannot be a staff member of the organization seeking funding by the proposed grant. All proposal sections must be complete. The proposal must be approved by a sponsoring service committee, signed by the current committee chair, and submitted to SRSF on the Committee Grant Proposal Form FY 2019-2010.
Application Deadline: Service committee proposals for the next annual cycle of funding must be submitted to with a copy sent to the SRSF Grants Chair, Lauren Domino (L.Domino@SeattleFoundation.org) by . Each service committee must submit a cover sheet listing all proposals submitted and the committee’s recommendations in priority order for funding.
Evaluation and Decision Timeline: Service committee proposals will be evaluated by the SRSF Board and approved for funding by May 31, 2019. Service committee chairs will be notified of grants awarded during the first week in June. Service committee chair or co-chairs are responsible for notifying all applicants and their advocates of the outcome of their grant request. Evaluation criteria include: 1) project sustainability and impact, 2) project cost effectiveness, 3) project value, 4) degree to which Rotary’s investment is leveraged through the involvement of other partners, 5) the importance of Rotary funds in a catalytic and recognized role and 6) the opportunities for Rotarians to be involved in project implementation.
Funding Availability: Funding for FY 2019-2020 will be available after July 1, 2019. Please request funds only when the project is ready to start. Requests for the release of funds must be made by the project advocate to the sponsoring service committee chair along with the necessary disbursement information (payee, memo line info, amount, address). The service committee chair must fill out the Grant Payment Request Form and send it to
Required Project Reporting: The service committee chairs or co-chairs are responsible for submitting final or progress reports to the SRSF Grants Chair as soon as the project is complete, but no later than May 31st of each year. Please use the Grant Report Form which provides space for a 100-word summary of project results and the budget expenditures. Please attach a project photo and send the report to Foundation@SeattleRotary.org and to L.Domino@SeattleFoundation.org. Reporting is an essential accountability step and the report is used to compile the SRSF Annual Report to all members. Please note that funds will be disbursed to 2019-2020 projects only after all final reports for your committee’s 2018-2019 projects have been submitted to SRSF.