Donation Requests

Any individual or non-profit organization may petition the club for a contribution for any purpose. Requests should be made in writing to the President before the monthly Board meeting. All requests will be taken before the Board, which will then make a recommendation for or against approval to be taken before the entire membership at the regular monthly business meeting.

At the beginning of each fiscal year, the club budgets a set amount, usually in the area of $250 per quarter, to deal with special contribution requests that are beyond the major donations that are line-itemed in the annual budget.

In general, the Club considers the following as priority for favorable consideration:

  • Youth programs, especially those involving education
  • Drug and alcohol abuse programs
  • Programs that benefit a large number of individuals in the community, rather than one or two with a special interest.
  • Programs where there is a critical, immediate need
  • Programs where the level of investment by Rotary can really make a difference.

In general, the Club discourages:

  • Solicitations from other service groups
  • General solicitations (such as United Way, Heart Assn., etc.) where the donation is “mixed” with other donations and Rotary‚Äôs contribution is “lost”

Contact us if you have a program you feel is worth of consideration by the Jefferson Rotary.