Menlo Rotary Community Foundation announces 2022 grant program

by Contributed Content on February 10, 2022

The Menlo Rotary Community Foundation (formerly the Rotary Club of Menlo Park Foundation), a charitable nonprofit organization in partnership with the Rotary Club of Menlo Park, now seeks grant proposals from community-based organizations to support projects that address designated areas of need.

Purpose and Goals

The 2022 Community Grants Program is intended to meet the following goals:

  • Raise public awareness of compelling community needs in the areas of:
    • Youth affected by homelessness and/or food insecurity
    • Local COVID-19 recovery efforts including educational support.
  • Provide financial assistance to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that propose specific projects to meet community needs in one or more of the above designated areas
  • Deliver these services in Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, and adjacent unincorporated communities
  • Raise awareness of the ongoing services the Rotary Club of Menlo Park (RCMP) and Menlo Rotary Community Foundation (MRCF) provide to local communities


  • Grant awards are typically in the range of $3,000-7,500 per award. Grant applications up to $10,000 will be considered
  • The application form is linked below, and is available at
  • Application form must be fully completed, with no sections left blank or only partially filled
  • Completed application form must be no longer than three (3) pages in total length, excluding supporting documents noted below
  • Applicants must attach copies of their organization’s most recent:
    • Annual report
    • Financial statements
    • IRS letter granting the organization tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status.
  • Please do not attach any other documents or materials except those outlined above. Extraneous materials will be discarded without review.
  • Application and supporting documents must be submitted electronically in PDF or Microsoft Word format.
  • Deadline for application: Friday, February 25, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. PST
  • Email completed application packets to with “2022 Application for Funding” in the subject line.

Additional Information:

  • Grant award decisions will be announced on March 18, 2022
  • Grant recipients are highly encouraged to attend a Rotary Club lunch on  Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 12:00pm.
  • Details will be sent out prior to the lunch on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 12:00pm.
  • If your organization previously received 2021 grant funds from Menlo Park Rotary, a 2021 Funding Follow-Up Form is required prior to applying for 2022 funding. For more information, contact
  • Grant recipients will be required to submit a 2022 Funding Follow-Up Form by January 31, 2023.


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