2024 - 2025 Community Grant Program
Rotary International was founded in Chicago, IL on February 23, 1905.  Rotary is a global network of 1.4 million members across 35,000 clubs.  We believe that we have a shared responsibility to unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.  Our focus areas are promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, saving mothers and children, supporting education, growing local economies and helping our environment.  We do this by providing service to others, promoting integrity, and advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. 
The Rotary Club of Peachtree City was established in 1967 and is the oldest and largest service club in Fayette County.  We have approximately 120 members and we meet each Thursday at noon at the The Loft at Due South in Peachtree City.
The Rotary Club of Peachtree City invites proposals / applications from 501(c)3 tax exempt organizations.  Proposals should be for programs and projects that promote Rotary’s mission and ideals, enhance our community and promote fairness, inclusiveness and diversity.
There will be consideration of a wide range of programs and services.  To determine if you qualify, please refer to the Qualifying Participants section below.  All grants must be submitted online.  No mail-in grants will be accepted / considered.
The Rotary Club of Peachtree City only considers grants that will be used for its stated purpose and will not be used in any program that otherwise discriminates on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, creed, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or age, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.  The Rotary Club of Peachtree City recognizes that applicants may limit their services or opportunities to specific targeted populations within the community; however, any such limitations must be reasonably related to the effective provision of the services/opportunities.
The Rotary Club of Peachtree City typically announces grant awards by the first of July and all organizations which have applied will be informed of their funding status by mid-July.
The Rotary Club of Peachtree City requires a follow-up report of the results of the project/program from all organizations who are awarded grants.  The grant applicants may also be asked to display collateral showcasing the grant funds and their use.
Your application is NOT complete unless the following information is submitted as PDF documents when completing the online application.  All documents are required and if not attached, your application will be considered incomplete and not eligible for an award. 
Any applications received after the deadline or without full documentation required, will NOT be considered.
Required Documents:
  • 501(c)3 tax exempt letter from the IRS
  • List of Current Board of Directors
  • Most recent filing of IRS 990 (pages 1, 2, 7-12 only), 990 EZ or 990-N (e-postcard), whichever is applicable
  • Most recent Year-End Financial Report
  • Current Annual Budget
  • Georgia Charitable Solicitations Act Charitable Organization Registration (C-100), unless exempt
Community Grand Guidelines:
  • Organization must be a qualified 501c3
  • Grant requests must not exceed $2500
  • Online application must be filled out in its entirety
  • Contact person must have direct knowledge of the grant request and be able to answer any questions
  • Person completing the application may be a person other than the contact person
  • Only organizations that service Fayette County residents may apply
  • Organizations applying may be required to submit to a site inspection
  • During the review process, a member of our Community Grant Committee may contact the organization if additional information is needed
Examples of grant uses may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Direct delivery of services to the population served (e.g. medical treatment, counseling, instruction, etc.)
  • Acquisition of tangible items for population served (e.g. food, clothes, instructional items, equipment for programs, etc.)
  • Purchase of equipment and tangible items for organization (e.g. vans, computers, copiers, etc.)
  • Services and intangibles for the organization (e.g. staff training)
  • Administrative Services and supplies to support delivery of program (e.g. accounting, management, maintenance, repairs, equipment lease and utilities)
  • Purchase of building or renovating facilities (e.g. bricks and mortar)
Qualified Grantee Participants (list is not intended to be all-inclusive and is subject to review by the Grants Committee):
  • Youth Learning
  • Basic Human Needs
  • Employment and Training
  • Youth Recreation
  • Community Engagement
  • Environment
  • Youth At-Risk After-School programs
  • Emergency shelter and counseling services for victims of violence, domestic, spousal and child abuse
  • Homelessness
  • Disabled or Handicapped job training / vocational education
  • Substance and Alcohol Abuse
  • Older Adult Life Enrichment programs
  • End of Life, Respite and Palliative Care
  • Pro-Life Resource Services
  • Literacy Programs
  • Animal Welfare
  • Food Bank / Needs
  • Medical / Dental Services at qualified free clinic providers
  • Churches / Religious organizations (only if unrelated to religious purpose and does not promote a religion or sect)
Non-Qualified Grantee Participants (list is not intended to be all-inclusive and is subject to review by the Grants Committee):
  • For Profit Business
  • Political Organizations, campaigns or candidates
  • Personal fundraising or fees for special events (runs, walkathons, etc.)
  • Annual fundraising campaigns or events
  • Medical researches or practitioners
  • Emergency Disaster Relief
  • Publicly funded educational institutions for the purpose of educational programs or operational funding