Weekly meetings held at

Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital Atrium

Thursdays at 7:30AM


Leonardtown Rotary Club

St. Mary's County, Maryland

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As part of the Leonardtown Rotary Club’s commitment to Community Service, funding assistance is provided annually to programs and projects in St. Mary’s County that enhance the quality of life in our community. A key element of “service above self” as practiced by the Leonardtown Rotary Club is providing grant funds to local public service agencies and nonprofit programs that provide human services to the citizens of St. Mary’s County. This is a competitive grant process and awards typically range between $250 and $500 depending on the need expressed in the application and funding availability.


Applications are made available in early January via letters to previous recipients, public media and our website. The final due date is typically the first Friday of March.  Members of the Leonardtown Rotary Club’s Community Service Lane review all applications at the Club’s March business meeting.  Their recommendations are presented to the full Leonardtown Rotary Club Board at their regular April meeting where they are voted on. Award recipients are notified in mid-April and the awards are presented at the Leonardtown Rotary Club’s business meeting on the last Thursday in April or May.


Grants Schedule:

Jan 11, 2019

Letters to former recipients, media releases, website announcement

Applications Due

April 5, 2019

Decisions: April 25th, 2019

Committee makes award decisions to be approved by the Executive Board at their May meeting.

May 10, 2019

All applicants are notified by letter and/or email as to whether or not they have been selected to receive a grant. Awardees are invited to attend the Leonardtown Rotary Club’s business meeting in May.

Awards: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Recipients receive check at Leonardtown Rotary Club’s business meeting.


2018 Grant Award Winners 

We have many wonderful non-profits in our county, and Leonardtown Rotary takes great pleasure in recognizing them annually with checks to help their work making our county a better place for all to live. This year's recipients have divided a total of $8,046 and are as follows (along with the name of the person receiving the grant for the organization). Thanks, all, for the great work you do in St. Mary's and Southern Maryland!

A Community That Shares  (ACTS) - Sam Brown; Christmas in April - Howard Thompson; Foundation for Heroes - Dr. Jay M. Lipoff; Friends of Cedar Lane - Becky Stevens; Friends of St. Clements Island - Karen Stone and Christina Barbour; Greenwell Foundation - Barbara Wille; Patuxent Habitat for Humanity - Rita Reeves; Helpful Hooves - Sherri StClair; Historic Sotterley - (Eve Love); Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad - Rocky Woodburn; Literacy Council of St. Mary's - Susan Brookbank; St. Mary's County Adult Recovery Court - Pete Cucinotta; St. John's Charitable Society - Mary McGlinn; St. Mary's Caring - Kristine Miller (not pictured); St. Mary's Historical Society - Susan Wolfe; Tri-County Council Foundation/Project Impact - George Howly;

Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions - Michael Brown. Also pictured, from Rotary: Ray Dodson, Lynn Fitrell, Gordon Smith and Robin Finnacom.


Grants and Scholarships

Any questions regarding the application or the application process

should be directed to Community Services Chair, Gordon Smith.

2019 Grant Information 2019 Grant Application Grants