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 2021 - Youth Programs

Community Grants Awards
RCFC recently announced 5 Community Grants totaling $33,000.  This is the first of those grants.  FoCo Café provides nutritious meals to people in Fort Collins, regardless of their ability to pay for these meals. Prior to COVID, patrons were asked to pay what they could, or pay it forward by paying more than the cost of the meal, or by allowing people to work in the café as a way to pay for their meals.  During COVID, they are only preparing meals for delivery or take out. They have delivered meals to at-risk teens, isolated seniors, and low-income families. Our grant of $7,750 will provide food and delivery supplies for 1,000 meals. 
 
Rotarians Sally Lee and Kathy Nicol are presenting the check to Mallory Garneau, Executive Director.
The RCFC Community Grants Committee recently awarded $2000 to Larimer County Search & Rescue, a volunteer-based organization dedicated to saving lives and educating the public on wilderness safety.  Their objective is to find and rescue lost or injured people and to recover the deceased.  They will use our $2,000 grant to repair equipment as well as to improve their training, computer, and communication operations to enhance their field operations.  Your Charitable Contributions at work!
 
Rotarian Dan Mackey presents our check to Stan McMahon, Treasurer.
Homeward Alliance was recently awarded a $7750 Community Grant from RCFC.  Homeward Alliance operates a continuum of services for individuals including basic needs, housing-focused case management, behavioral health, and employment programs, and they oversee the Murphy Center, a resource center in Larimer County for people experiencing homelessness. 
 
Rotarians Don Jorgensen and Kathy Nicol present the check to Pam Brewer, Development Director.
During February, the RCFC Community Grants Committee awarded the Food Bank for Larimer County (FBLC) a $7500 grant.  FBLC  provides food to all in need through community partnerships and hunger-relief programs.  When COVID closed the schools, FBLC created an emergency feeding plan to serve schools, housing authority complexes and mobile home parks with free and reduced meals. 
 
Rotarians Dan Mackey and Kathy Nicol present the check to Amy Pezzani, Chief Executive Officer.