Geneva Rotary Club Revises, but Continues Annual Grants Program for Local Organization

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The Geneva Rotary Club has decided to continue its annual Grants program this year with changes caused by the COVID-19 restrictions.

The club is now seeking applications for grants from local organizations and agencies.

Club President Mary Lawthers explained that Geneva Rotary annually awards grants up to $1,000 for deserving projects in the Geneva community, but some grant amounts may be lower this year because the club’s annual fund-raising Service Above Self dinner had to be canceled.

“We realize that people need help now more than ever and we are doing our best to help in this time of need,” said Lawthers.

Rotarians raise money for grants through various community projects, including the Rotary Service Above Self Dinner, the Rotary Golf Tournament and the Rotary Santa Train Express.

Since 2007, the club has made grants totaling almost $200,000 for programs, events and activities of local organizations. 

The grant application guidelines are available on the Geneva Rotary website, The procedure for applying to and the evaluation criteria are explained.

The deadline for applications is June 15. Late applications will not be considered. Decisions will be announced after July 13.

Questions about grant applications can be addressed to 315-789-7716 or to

Rotary International is composed of 1.2 million men and women around the world who donate their expertise, time and funds to support local and international projects that help people in need and promote understanding amongst cultures.  If you are interested in serving your community in a new way and are interested in becoming a Geneva Rotarian, please contact for more information or visit us on our website at Geneva Rotary normally meets every Wednesday at noon at the Geneva Country Club, but meetings are temporarily postponed due to the COVID-19 closings.

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