Community GrantsThe charitable needs of our community are great and every quarter the Rotary Club of Fort Collins (RCFC) will distribute Community Grants sponsored by our membership to very deserving non-profit service organizations in the local Fort Collins area. The RCFC Community Grants Committee looks for innovative projects and services that respond to community issues, address local needs, are available to the community as a whole or large segment in need, and will improve community members lives. The RCFC Community Grants Committee will review all Grant applications and submit recommendations to the Rotary Club Board of Directors for final selection. Please review the following important links and information if you are interested in applying for a Community Grant:


Press Release 2019 Health and Welfare Programs

Community Grants Awards
The Community Grants committee awarded $1,500 to The Center for Family Outreach.  RCFC's grant will purchase art materials so that students may express themselves in a safe, non-alienating and non-confrontational outlet.  The Center for Family Outreach has been in existence since December 2000, with the mission of helping Larimer County youth (8-18) and their families achieve and sustain long-term positive changes and healthy relationships.  This is your local Charities donations at work.  Thanks Rotarians!! (July 16th, 2019)
The Community Grants committee (Sally Lee and Kathy NIcol) awarded $2,500 to the Longs Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America.  Rotary Club of Fort Collins's grant will assist in their marketing and youth recruitment activities.  Accepting this award was Kelly Moll, Development Director.  Thanks generous Rotarians for keeping Rotary relevant! (July 22nd, 2019)
Community Grants Committee members Sally Lee and Kent Sutherland presented a Youth Grant to Respite Care of Fort Collins.  Executive Director LeAnn Massey accepted the $3,500 check.   Your Local Charities contributions at work in our community!  (July 6th, 2019)
Community Grants Chair Kathy Nicol and Rotary member Bob Hoel presented the Wellington Library Friends with a $2,000 grant to help revamp Wellington's twice monthly preschool story and craft time.  Wellington Library Friends work to enhance the material resources of the Wellington Public Library.  The plan is to purchase preschool sized tables, chairs, an interactive flannel board and craft supplies for children attending the themed story time.  Thank you RCFC Members, for making Community Grants possible through your generous charitable giving.  (June 26th, 2019)
Community Grants Committee Chair Kathy Nicol announced a $4,000 Youth Grant to Charis Youth Ranch.  Accepting the award were Michelle Cornwall and Nicole Oleski.  Charis Youth Ranch's mission is to connect rescued horses with at-risk youth to provide Equine Assisted Learning and facilitate an experiential learning environment, encouraging healing for kids who may not benefit from traditional forms of therapy.  Our grant will support their 2019 summer Equine Adventure Program for youth ages 5-12.  Primary funding for community grants comes through the generosity of Rotary Club of Fort Collins Members.   (June 19th, 2019)
Community Grants Chair Kathy Nicol presented a Youth grant for $2,760.00 to Break Free, Free our Girls.  Free Our Girls provides support to victims of sex trafficking as they escape commercial sexual exploitation.  Our grant will support “Being the Key”, a sex trafficking prevention program operated in partnership with the 8th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.  Megan Lundstrom, Executive Director, accepted the grant. (June 12th, 2019)

On behalf of the Community Grants committee, Kathy Nicol awarded $3,000 to the Alliance for Suicide Prevention of Larimer County.  Accepting this award was Cecilia Reynolds, Program coordinator and Jim Haselmaier, Board President.  The grant will be used to publish participant workbooks for Hope for Today, their adult suicide prevention program. (January 27th, 2019)