A total of 21 clubs applied for District Simplified Grants, so the District Foundation Committee was faced with some tough decisions.  In the end, 10 grants submitted by 11 clubs (two clubs came together with their grant request) received awards for community projects.  The projects were chosen based on criteria including:

  • How many club members will be actively involved in the project?
  • How many community members will be directly affected by the project?
  • Will the club and Rotary receive good PR from the project?

Congratulations! And read more to learn about the winning grants:


Biddeford Saco/Saco Bay: $2000 to help upgrade the Biddeford Community Center

Bridgton-Lakes: $2000 to support a community garden/vegetable harvest project

Damariscotta-Newcastle: $1763 to provide kiddie movies/matinees for low-income families

Hampton: $2000 toward newborn literacy kits

Kennebunk Portside: $850 toward enhancements at Beachwood Park

Seacoast Portsmouth: $2000 toward walking/running shoes to local children

Rochester: $2000 toward septic system of Field of Dreams baseball field

Sanford-Springvale: $700 toward dictionary project

South Portland-Cape Elizabeth: $2000 toward high school backpack program 

Yarmouth: $2000 toward community trails project