Financial Grants to the Community

The Trumbull Rotary Club regrets that COVID-19 has significantly reduced our fundraising abilities that normally enable us to fund grant requests for appropriate causes.  This means that, unfortunately, requests for grant funding cannot currently be considered until we are able to re-establish our fundraising activities, sometime in 2021.  We will post any changes on this website. 
These are tremendously difficult times, and very worthy nonprofits are experiencing tremendous strain to meet the growing needs of the community, especially the already disadvantaged populations.  Trumbull Rotarians continue to place service above self, and we continue to actively volunteer and seek to help the community in various ways.

 If you should have any questions please feel free to contact the Grants Chair Debra Cox at

Grant requests require approval from the Rotary Club of Trumbull Board of Directors.  The Board meets once a month usually on the 1st Wednesday of each month.  Please address all requested areas on the Grant Application.

The Trumbull Rotary Foundation is designated as a non-profit 501(c)(3).  Our Foundation is committed to assisting organizations meet the existing and emerging needs of members of the community in the Greater Trumbull/Bridgeport.  We also provide assistance in challenged areas around the world by partnering with other Rotary Clubs.


Community Assistance Grant Guidelines

The Trumbull Rotary Foundation gives preference to requests that fall within Rotary International's six areas of focus

  1. Promoting Peace
  2. Fighting Disease
  3. Providing Clean Water & Hygiene
  4. Saving Mothers, Children and Families
  5. Supporting Education
  6. Growing Local Economies
In addition to the above, the Trumbull Rotary Foundation occasionally funds projects and programs that are unique, innovative, meet a specific need and are of particular interest to the community and/or the majority of the members of the Trumbull Rotary Board.
Please note that priority is given to organizations that clearly link their applications to the Town of Trumbull and the Greater Trumbull Area.  The Trumbull Rotary Club expects that the Club will be linked or given public credit for its support of the project through marketing, naming or other forms of recognition.

 Types of Organizations that may apply

  • Non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status.
  • For profit entities, as long as the grant will allow the organization to extend services to people who could not afford the program otherwise.
  • Civic organizations and/or other organizations with a 501(c)(3) fiscal agent and an application that meets one of the Foundation's program priorities.
  • Faith-based organizations that submit an application that benefits all community residents, does not proselytize and is not religious in nature.
  • Municipal agencies that submit an application that meets one of the Foundation's program priorities and targets an unmet community need.


Funding Levels - The range of grants from unrestricted funds is typically between $250 and $3,000.


Below is a list of organizations that have applied and received Grants recently:

Hall Neighborhood House School Volunteer Association
Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA Homes for the Brave
Merton House Operation Warm
Bridgeport Rescue Mission Center for Family Justice
Ryans Rebels Mishkan Israel Day Camp
Mercy Learning Center Odyssey of the Mind
Barnum Festival Business Education Initiative
Kennedy Center Mc2 Robotics
Junior Achievement LIVFREE
The Skane School Trumbull HS Mock Trial Team
Trumbull Post Prom Trumbull Arts Commission
THS President's Service Grant AZHN Foundation
Norma Pfriem Breast Center Hands Offering Hope
HOBY Arts for Learning
Habitat for Hero's World Affairs Seminar
Scholl Service Club Top Soccer
One Book One Town Time Magazine for Kids



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