Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club, founded in 1993 (Club #29175), is part of Rotary International District 6220. One of The Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club's major purposes is to raise and distribute philanthropic funds for worthy community service projects in the Wausau area. These projects further Rotary’s mission of community and vocational service and the goals of the Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club. In addition, the Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club will support international efforts to eradicate polio and to promote basic needs of the less fortunate in other countries.
Guidelines for Funding
The Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club (‘Club’) accepts proposals from groups and organizations. The Club generally accepts proposals from organizations granted IRS 501(c)(3) status, though other proposals may be considered. The Club currently funds programs from its general endowment funds in the following areas of emphasis:
Grants can be awarded for:
The Club generally does not award grants for the following:
We are more likely to fund:
Grants generally range from $100-$2,500. When and if additional monies are available, the Club will entertain requests for projects over $2,500. Grants will not fund 100% of the project cost. The Club Board of Directors will make the final decision on grant applications up to $2500.00, with majority member approval required above that level. The application may be accepted, denied, or tabled for more information. The amount granted may be less than the amount requested. Grants are limited to one per project in a twelve-month period, and for only two consecutive years for a project, except for continuing Rotary programs. A second consecutive year request will be funded at no more than half the first year funding. If a request is declined, an organization may reapply the following year.
Each grant must be acknowledged in writing promptly upon receipt of the grant funds. In addition, the grant recipient may be asked to attend a meeting of the Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club for presentation of the grant award. It is also requested that all grant recipients provide a letter indicating how grant funds were used within 60 days from the end of the funded project, and a grant recipient may be required to present a report on the progress and outcomes of their project to the Rotary Club membership. The Club may issue information to the media about its grant awards, and recipients should acknowledge the Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club in their publicity.
Applicants are requested to submit a letter of request with the required information, or complete the form below. Items to be included are as follows:
Grant requests may be considered by the Board on a monthly basis, but at least bi-annually. Award notification or regrets will be sent within 30 days of the Board decision.
Letters and Applications should be addressed to:
Wausau Early Birds Rotary Club
11 Scott Street, Suite 400