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.

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For those of you that watch CBS Sunday Morning on a regular basis, we saw in heart-wrenching detail today, the aftermath of last week’s Hurricane Harvey and the destruction and devastation the storms brought to south Texas and Louisiana. As has been Escondido Rotary Club’s tradition for more years than I have been a member, we respond with generosity when asked to support disaster relief efforts. It’s what Rotarians do.

Read more: Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

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Keith Richenbacher announced we were preparing for Shop Til You Drop for San Pasqual Academy students.  The event will be on September 12 and he is now accepting donations at our meetings of school supplies, especially notebooks, reams of paper and athletic socks.

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A small but hard-working group met at Lincoln, west of Center City Parkway, just next to the community garden, on the 17th to clean up trash along the highway. Many thanks to those who came out, and special kudos to our Rotoractors. Twenty bags of trash were removed.

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The Association of Fundraising Professionals recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation at its 2017 conference in San Francisco. The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs. Some of the boldest names in American giving — Kellogg, Komen, and MacArthur, among others —are past honorees.

Read more: The Rotary Foundation Recognized