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.
Jan 11, 2019
Letters to former recipients, media releases, website announcement
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.
Any questions regarding the application or the application process
should be directed to Community Services Chair, Gordon Smith.