Community Grants

Purpose: Rotary International is an organization of business and community leaders who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world. To achieve that end, Pleasanton Rotary seeks to support the human service needs of our community.
Grant applications will be reviewed with the following considerations:
  • What is the lasting impact of the project?
  • Is one of our club members a champion of the project?
  • What is the level of involvement of our club?
  • How will our Rotary Club and its mission gain visibility?
  • Is there another organization to partner with for funding this project?
  • Are there other funding sources to extend the impact of our grant?
The Rotary Club may also consider grants that do not meet these principles on an exception basis, at the discretion of the board.
Program Limitations: Pleasanton Rotary Foundation does not make grants directly to individuals or for political or sectarian purposes, endowments, expenses related to fundraising activities, travel expenses, organizations intending to pass-through grants, deficit liquidation proposals. Partial funding of grant requests may be considered.
Application Procedures: Grant applications that meet the donation priorities for the fiscal year will be accepted by email only, until 5:00 pm on 01-31-2024. Please email documents in PDF format.  Send email to
Incomplete or illegible applications, or applications not complying with these guidelines will not be forwarded to the Board for review. All applicants will receive a confirmation email of receipt.
Award Decisions Are Final. There is no appeal process. Applications will not be returned.
Application Deadline: Must be received by 5:00 PM 01-31-2024.
Grantee Accomplishment Report: Organizations and agencies receiving grants from Pleasanton Rotary Foundation will be required to provide written report back to the board by Oct. 31, 2024 on the use of the funds granted. The report should indicate the use of the funds and include any supporting documentation to allow Pleasanton Rotary to review the use made of its donation. Grantees will be informed of the reporting requirements at the time the grant is awarded. Grantees who fail to provide a follow-up report will be disqualified for future grant requests.
Previous Community Grant Recipients:
Wheelchair Foundation                             
Open Heart Kitchen            
Hope Hospice                         
Arc of Alameda County        
Valley Humane Society                            
Sunflower Hill