2022 Annual Request for Funding

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Our Mission

The Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise’s current primary focus is support of Youth and Family as the premier service club that supports our community’s teens and young adults. 

Our Focus

The Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise’s current primary focus is support of Youth and Family as the premier service club that supports our community’s teens and young adults.

Our Application

The Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise (RCNS) is accepting grant applications for consideration as it selects funding recipients for 2022. RCNS conducts several major fundraising events throughout the year. In addition, ancillary fundraising initiatives are performed at times by one or more of our four avenues of service committees. The Club’s avenues of service include: Community; International; Vocational; and Youth Services. 

“Our club is dedicated to providing support for local organizations focused on helping our youth survive, thrive, and become the kind of young adults we all want to be our community’s future,” says Community Service Chair Deb Newman. “There are many worthy programs and services to help our youth effectively navigate the challenges along the way. Our club wants to help those programs make a difference. Although we are a diverse Rotary Club with a wide range of ages, backgrounds and interests, we are all dedicated to the idea that our future depends on consciously nurturing the potential of future leaders today.” 

Funding requests are reviewed according to the following criteria: 

  • The potential of the project to make a contribution toward improving the quality of life of youth and families, in alignment with the Rotary Club’s mission and avenues of service. 
  • Demonstrated plans for measuring success, outcomes and benefits of the project to those served. 
  • The stability of the requesting organization through consistent and effective management, strong board engagement, a broad base of community and volunteer support and financial responsibility. 
  • The ability of the requesting organization to support the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise 5K event with promotion/marketing and day-of event volunteer support. 

Selected organizations will be presented their awards at a designated club meeting scheduled with input by the Community Service Committee Chair, Program Chair and Club President. Organizations will be required to report back to the Club on the results of the funding. Grants will be announced by early 2022, and funds are awarded by Summer 2022. 

If your organization would like to be considered for funding, please complete and submit your funding request using the following Request for Funding Application. 

“Our club is dedicated to providing support for local organizations focused on helping our youth survive, thrive, and become the kind of young adults we all want to be our community’s future,” says Community Service Chair Deb Newman. “There are many worthy programs and services to help our youth effectively navigate the challenges along the way. Our club wants to help those programs make a difference. Although we are a diverse Rotary Club with a wide range of ages, backgrounds and interests, we are all dedicated to the idea that our future depends on consciously nurturing the potential of future leaders today.” 

Funding requests are reviewed according to the following criteria: 

  • The potential of the project to make a contribution toward improving the quality of life of youth and families, in alignment with the Rotary Club’s mission and avenues of service. 
  • Demonstrated plans for measuring success, outcomes and benefits of the project to those served. 
  • The stability of the requesting organization through consistent and effective management, strong board engagement, a broad base of community and volunteer support and financial responsibility. 
  • The ability of the requesting organization to support the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise 5K event with promotion/marketing and day-of event volunteer support. 

Selected organizations will be presented their awards at a designated club meeting scheduled with input by the Community Service Committee Chair, Program Chair and Club President. Organizations will be required to report back to the Club on the results of the funding. Grants will be announced by early 2022, and funds are awarded by Summer 2022. 

If your organization would like to be considered for funding, please complete and submit your funding request using the following Request for Funding Application.

Application Guidelines

All Requests for Funding Applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM December 17, 2022. 

The following pages represent the simple Request for Funding Application form and process. Completed applications and all required supporting documents must be emailed to the address noted below and received no later than 5:00 pm on the due date to be considered. 

Please submit your Request for Funding Application along with the following supporting documents. Do not send any additional supplemental materials/documents other than those specified below: 

Provide a copy of each of the following with your application: 

  • Cover letter on your organization’s letterhead signed by the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer. 
  • Completed Organization Information Form (Exhibit A) 
  • Proposal Narrative Outline (Exhibit B) single spaced in 12 point font. 
  • Copy of your current fiscal year’s operating budget and current P&L Statement showing major sources of revenue and expense. 
  • Copy of your IRS 501c(3) charitable tax exempt letter. 
  • Current Board of Directors Roster with related employment affiliations 

Email Completed Application along with Exhibits A, B and C and listed supporting documents to: rfp@napervillesunrise.org