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Rotary Club of Pasadena Opens Applications for Community Grants in Arts and Culture

Deadline to Submit: February 10, 2021

Published on Friday, January 8, 2021 | 3:31 pm

The Rotary Club of Pasadena Community Grants co-chairs Sheryl Guerrero and Deborah Lewis announced Friday the 2021 Pasadena Rotary Club’s Community Grants application is now online.

Since 2004, the Rotary Club of Pasadena has issued more than 370 grants totaling $703,659.00 to over 140 organizations. The grant awards in Pasadena Rotary Centennial 2020 year totaled $62,000.00 to 14 organizations in health programs.

This year the committee will also consider applications from nonprofit organizations that serve residents in the Pasadena area in arts or culture.

This focus will be on providing financial support to address organizational needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Grants will range from $2,000 to $6,000. The full application packets must be submitted by Wednesday, February 10, 2021 by 5:00 pm.

Grant Application and Guidelines may be accessed at – Helping Our Community – Community Grants or directly at

Rotary International is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. It is comprised of 1.2 million members working in more than 35,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographic regions providing over 16 million volunteer hours each year.

Rotary Club of Pasadena celebrated its Centennial year in 2020 and raised over $180,000 at the Centennial Ball. For our Centennial Project, we donated $75,000 to the Union Station Homeless Services to renovate their kitchen. We have over 200 members that meet weekly at the University Club Pasadena with amazing, dedicated members contributing to the well-being and growth of the community, region, and world. In today’s Pandemic era, the club still meets weekly via zoom and continues its dedicated service in a new creative manner to the Pasadena community.

Current Committees Include: Fight to Erase Polio, Adopt-A-Meal; Bikes for Christmas; Community Grants; International Projects; Done In A Day; Shop with a Cop; Human Trafficking Awareness; Business Alliance; Rotary Readers; Program and Teachers of Excellence to name a few as well as resourceful social events. Pasadena is the oldest and largest Rotary Club in the San Gabriel Valley and is part of District 5300 under the leadership of District Governor Greg Jones. Due to the Pandemic, the Pasadena Rotary Club currently meets weekly via Zoom and the public is welcome to hear our dynamic speakers.

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