Community Fund

Why Rotary?

Corning Rotary Club
Community Fund Guidelines
for Grant seekers

The Corning Rotary Club’s community fund is designed to fund projects that don’t necessarily fit into the annual Sustaining Fund grant making program or ones that are time-sensitive in nature. 

What is the Corning Rotary Club’s grant making strategy?
The Corning Rotary Club provides a vehicle for nonprofit organizations to invest in the future of the Corning Painted Post communities and its people.  The Corning Rotary Club is a nonprofit service club that encourages funding requests from other non-profit organizations whose programs:

  • Respond to the community’s most pressing needs and concerns;
  • Are preventative and farsighted rather than remedial;
  • Maximize the impact of relatively modest grants;
  • Increase access and opportunities for low-income or underserved segments of the community;
  • Involve cooperation and collaboration among program providers.
  • What activities are eligible for funding?
  • Expenses not normally built into an organization’s annual budget
  • Emergent needs
  • Out-of-the-ordinary projects/programs

Organizations may submit multiple grant requests throughout the year. Organizations may not, however, submit a request for the same program/project twice in an eighteen month time frame.

Who may apply?
Applicants must be registered 501(c)3 organizations located in and serving the citizens in and around the Corning Painted Post area.

When to apply?
The Finance committee accepts grant requests with a rolling deadline throughout the year.  Organizations may submit requests for funding up to $1,000.  An electronic application is available here.   The requests will be reviewed quarterly and recipients will be invited to accept the grant at a regular Rotary Club meeting.