Deadline for Park City Rotary Club small grants announced
As the deadline to apply for Park City Rotary Club’s small grants again appears on the horizon, two new grants will represent an opportunity for local organizations to up their ante.
July 30 is the deadline for local nonprofits to apply for the small grants, which range from $500 to $1,000. Applicants will know whether or not they’ve received a grant by Sept. 30, according to the club.
The club’s annual luncheon, where interested nonprofits can learn more about the grants and recognize other organizations in Park City, is scheduled to take place on July 9 at the Grub Steak Restaurant.
Rotary chairman Guillermo Zelaya said that a panel of four Rotary members will review and distribute the small grants to the vast majority of what he estimates will be between 25 and 35 applicants. The small grants are intended to recognize each nonprofit’s individual contributions to the community.
“We probably fund about 80 to 90 percent of those, the ones that we decide not to fund was because it didn’t really comply with the application guidelines,” Zelaya said. “We try to fund as much as we can.”
Previous grant winners have included nonprofits like the Park City Treble Makers a cappella group, the Alf Engen Ski Museum Foundation, Park City Film and others.
New this year are a pair of larger awards that range from $5,000 to $10,000 in size. Zelaya said that these Impact Grants are intended to make a larger difference for the organizations they’re awarded to, and each grant application includes a mandatory answer under 250 words as to what the nonprofit would do with an Impact Grant.
Zelaya said that the Rotary Club plans to award Impact Grants annually.
“It’s going to be interesting, because we haven’t done this in the past,” he said.
More information on how to apply for the grants and RSVP for the July 9 luncheon can be found at parkcityrotary.com.
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