The Rotary Club of Eureka awards small grants on a competitive basis to non-profit, volunteer, and educational organizations to support their efforts to serve our community.

Typical awards are between $500 and $2,000.  A maximum award of $3,000 is possible for exceptional projects which provide significant benefit.

Grants are for special projects. They are one-time funds not intended for ongoing operations. The grant should be sufficient for your organization to complete the project. If you have matching funds from other sources, the Club will participate as long as the total funds are sufficient to complete the project.


A committee will review and evaluate applications three times each year and make recommendations to the Club’s Board of Directors.

You will be notified via e-mail or phone after the Board makes its decision (generally the month after the application is due).  Previously considered applications are not re-considered automatically. They must be re-submitted.

  • Grants are awarded at the sole discretion of the Rotary Club of Eureka.
  • The grant is public information. Rotary may use any part of your application to promote our program or to provide public information.
  • If you are awarded grant funds, you will be requested to assist us in spreading word of our program. We request that you provide a “thank you” letter on your letterhead giving a general description of what you were able to accomplish with the grant. Rotary may publish that letter.
  • If you purchased equipment or other form of a hard asset, we request that you place the Rotary logo on the equipment/asset. This will consist of a Rotary logo decal, or in the case of large assets, a permanent Rotary wheel. We will provide them to you at no cost.
  • Grants are generally awarded at a Rotary meeting. You will be required to appear for the presentation of the funds.
  • Rotary grant funds are to be used only for the purposes for which the grant was made. You agree to provide the Rotary Club a letter detailing the use of grant funds within 90 days after the funds are expended.
  • If the terms outlined in these rules are not followed, you agree that the Rotary Club may recover the grant funds.


The goal is to serve one of the following categories in the greater Eureka area:

  • Youth
  • Seniors
  • Community Health
  • Literacy

Priority will be given to projects that purchase equipment (e.g. assets) that enable or improve the organization’s ability to achieve their service mission or projects that benefit a large number of people in the target audiences above.


Applications Are Considered Three Times A Year.
Applications are due for each round as follows:
Round 1 – September 30th
Round 2 – January 31st
Round 3 – May 31st

   Small Grants Application Documents

Small Grant Application (Word) | Small Grant Application (PDF)

Completed Small Grants Applications or inquiries may be submitted to: steve.allen@ghd.com