Posted by Victor T. Tom on Aug 03, 2020

September 2020 Update:  District Grant Subcommittee Recommending All Requested District Grant Awards Be Funded at Their Full Value

The District Grant Subcommittee has reviewed all 18 district grant proposal submissions (with 19 clubs participating) and is passing its recommendation to the Foundation Advisory Board (FAB) that all requested District Grant awards be funded at their full value. After we receive FAB approval (sometime this week), emails of awards will be sent out to the Points of Contact (PoC) on the grant proposals. At that point, if a club has funds (or can deposit funds) in their dedicated district grant accounts, they can actually start purchasing supplies for their district projects."


August 2020 Update:

While the deadline for District Grant proposals was June 30, we allowed clubs to refine their proposals up to July 27. That's when proposals were being made available for review by the District Grant Subcommittee.



We anticipate that the committee will meet via Zoom and make recommendations to the District Foundation Advisory Board by the first week in August. Notifications of District Grant awards will be made soon after.

Currently, we have 18 completed proposals - involving19 participating clubs - with the breakouts by Rotaryt Areas of Focus, as follows:

  • 5 Economic and Community Development: Athol-Orange Area, Charles River, Nashoba Valley, Tyngsboro/Dunstable (with Dracut), Worcester
  • 7 Maternal and Child Health: Acton-Boxborough, Bedford, Brookline, Chelmsford, Marlborough, Northborough, Westborough 
  • 3 Disease Prevention and Treatment: The Brookfields (with Sturbridge), Shrewsbury, Southborough
  • 3 Basic Education and Literacy: Fitchburg, Wellesley, Westford

We will post awarded-grant descriptions and points of contact on our District website in August, to allow clubs to learn from others and possibly team up with them.

For more information, contact Victor Tom, chair of the District Grant Subcommittee, at

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