Community Service Grants

Each Rotary year, the Escondido Rotary Foundation awards Community Service Grants of $500 - $2500 to various organizations. Community Service grants are determined through an application and grant process using specific criteria that determine it's impact on Escondido's Youth, Seniors, Military, Disabled or Education communities. The Foundation is able to fund these grants due to the Rotary Club of Escondido’s annual fund raising event, Coeur de Cuisine.

Download the 2019-2020 Grant application.

Applications must be received no later than July 30, 2019 for grant consideration.


Joe Giamanco presented a $2000 grant to Escondido Arts Partnership Executive Director, Chrisanne Moats.  The grant will be used for a hosting of Escondido High School Students Emerging Artists show in April, and for a Vets Bronze sculpture project by the Fallbrook arts group, who will create bronze faces and hands of vets.  Vets are encouraged to participate.


Keith Richenbacher was finalizing the Shop Till You Drop event at the San Pasqual Academy on Sept. 12th and was most pleased with the donations from the Club to make it a success this year. On the 13th, Escondido Rotarians went to San Pasqual Academy distribute the donations. Thanks to all who shopped, donated and were on hand for distribution!


An announcement was made by Donna about a Theater Production by TERI Players “Monster Storytime, Part II” to be held at the Star Theater in Oceanside, Friday October 13, 2017. You can check out TERI’s U-Tube channel to view Part I from last year.  TERI provides homes, day programs, organic produce and activities for people with developmental disabilities and special needs.  Dr. Bronner’s and Baker Solar have made significant donations to TERI.


PP Mary Geerdes announced the continuation of the  Harvey Response Campaign.  For every $100 donation you will be awarded points towards your next Paul Harris Fellow.  See Mary to make a donation.


Keith Richenbacher announced that the date for this San Pasqual Academy event had changed to September 12, and that this was the “last call” for donations of school supplies, backpacks, household items, and athletic socks or cash.  He is looking for volunteers to take the donations to SPA next Tuesday September 12, from 2-4 p.m.  You will need to be Youth Certified to be a volunteer.