The Rotary Foundation has allowed Districts to use their contingency funds allocated as part of the District Block Grant to support our communities as they face the challenges associated with COVID-19. Your District Rotary Foundation Committee (DRFC) has approved $10,000 USD for this purpose. Further, the Committee has allocated $1,000 per area. 

Here is a list of what areas did:

District Block Grant Contingency Fund      Each year, the District applies to The Rotary Foundation (TRF) for a District Block Grant. This is the grant that funds the District Community Grants program. In response to COVID 19, TRF has allowed Districts to use the contingency funds in the District Block Grant to support our communities as they face the challenges associated with the virus. The District Rotary Foundation Committee approved the allocation of $1,000 per Area to fund up to four different projects within each area with selections being made by together by the club presidents and assistant governors. As of Monday, April 20, the projects have been selected and the checks are in the mail. The beneficiaries of the grants are:

AREA 1: Food for the homeless through the Neighborhood Service Organization, Beaumont Health Foundation to purchase PPE.

AREA 2: Hines Park PM Rotary Protective Mask Production, Fishes & Loaves, Dearborn Rotary Foundation, Community Opportunity Centers for PPE and supplies for disinfecting residences.

AREA 3: TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH for Friday Fill-up, Huron Township Goodfellows, St Mary’s Church John Bolde Food Depot, Salvation Army.

AREA 4: Fish & Loaves.

AREA 5:  Feeding hospital staff by purchasing meals supporting local restaurants.

AREA 6: Decisions not yet finalized, but likely to be a food bank.

AREA 7: Monroe County Salvation Army, Oaks of Righteousness soup kitchen & shelter, Monroe County Opportunity Program, Monroe YMCA Food Program.

AREA 8: Lenawee Community Foundation for food programs, utility assistance, rent and mortgage assistance, and selters.

AREA 9: Society of St. Vincent de Paul St. Michael’s Leamington Conference Food Bank, Harrow Food Bank, Food supplies for front line staff at Erie Shores Health Foundation

AREA 10: Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation COVID-19 Assistance Fund. The Unemployed Help Centre of Windsor Food Bank.

Disaster Relief Grant       The District has received a $25,000 Disaster Relief Grant from The Rotary Foundation. Each Assistant Governors will again work with Club presidents in their Area to choose a single organization to receive $2,500. The organization must use the money to help vulnerable people affected by Covid 19 .  Your Assistant Governor will coordinate a discussion amongst the Area Club Presidents to choose the recipient organization.  Once approved by a subcommittee of the District Rotary Foundation Committee, the recipient organization will receive a check.

District 6400 Grants: $1,000 grant for each Rotary Club in the District was approved by the District 6400 board of directors. To apply for this: We had a Zoom meeting about these grants Here is the link to watch the meeting, if you missed it live:  May 15th Deadline