Rotary Club of York and the York Rotary Charitable Endowment Fund have just opened the 2022 round of their Rotary Club community grants. York Rotary Grants provide valuable funding support to address the changing needs of York through grant programs focused on improving our local community. Grants of $2,500-$15,000 will be awarded to projects or programs in 2022 taking place July 1, 2022-June 31, 2023 that align local fields of interest with Rotary International’s focus to take action on our world’s most persistent issues.

The fields of interest chosen for 2022 and examples projects/programs that would fall under these fields follow. The Rotary Club grants committee only accepts letters of interest that fall under one or both of these interests.
Economic Development (Growing Local Economies)
  • Programs and projects helping low-income families achieve lasting financial security, or promoting equal economic opportunities
  • Events designed to draw people to a community and increase financial impact to the local economy 
  • Educational programs in job training or that help residents start their own local business.
Peace (Promoting Peace & Social Justice)
  • Programs and projects designed to reduce community violence/crime 
  • Events to bring people together to promote peaceful dialogue and address community divides 
  • Educational programs promoting peaceful resolution to conflict 
  • Programs, projects and events to promote equal rights and equitable opportunities for all York residents
Letters of Interest by York County based non-profit organizations can now be submitted for projects and programs that meet these focus areas until April 8, 2022 at 5:00pm EST. Full grant guidelines and online Letter of Interest applications can be found here. Letters of Interest addressing one or both fields of interest that are selected to move to the full application stage can request $2,500-$15,000. All LOI applicants will be notified of their status by 5/2/2022.