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DONATION REQUEST APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
 
Introduction
The Rotary Club of Woonsocket is dedicated to serving the communities of Burrillville, North Smithfield and Woonsocket, Rhode Island. All Donation Request Applications will be considered based on how the charitable donations will benefit the communities served by the Rotary Club of Woonsocket. Please review the following information to ensure that your application is completed properly.
 
Procedural Steps
  1. A Donation Request Application and a Project/Event Summary shall be completed and submitted by a person within the requesting organization/group authorized and responsible for the donation request;
  2. Completed Donation Request Applications must be submitted, in writing, to the Rotary Club of Woonsocket by mail to P.O. Box 154, Woonsocket, RI 02895 or email to WoonsocketRIRotary@gmail.com.
  3. All completed Donation Request Applications will be submitted to the Rotary Club of Woonsocket’s, Board of Directors, for review and consideration on a monthly basis; exceptions made for Emergency Donation Requests;
  4. The Board of Directors will review, discuss, and vote on whether or not to approve the donation request.
  5. If approved, an award letter and charitable donation check will be sent to the organization/group who requested the donation.
  6. Within (1) one year, of charitable donation approval, the organization/group shall submit a letter to the Rotary Club of Woonsocket, summarizing of how the funds were used within the communities served by the Woonsocket Rotary Club.
 
Donation Awarding Criteria
  1. All Donation Request Applications over $500 must be sponsored/supported by a member of the Rotary Club of Woonsocket;
  2. Charitable donations must be used for projects/events that benefit the communities served by the Rotary Club of Woonsocket (Burrillville, North Smithfield and Woonsocket, RI), with some exceptions;
  3. Charitable donations must only be used for the project/events defined in the Donation Request Application and Project/Event Summary.
  4. All Donation Request Applications must be in line with the principals and values of Rotary International and The Rotary Club of Woonsocket.
  5. Donation Request Applications will not be considered for political organizations/events, national parent organizations, for-profit companies or individuals, with some exceptions.
  6. All Donation Request Applications will be considered based on the needs of the organization/group and/or how the charitable donation will benefit the communities served by the Rotary Club of Woonsocket
  7. The Rotary Club of Woonsocket reserves the right to refuse or deny any Donation Request Application.
 
Project/Event Summary:
  1. Date of project/event;
  2. Duration of project/event;
  3. The specific purpose of the request;
  4. Communities to be served by project/event;
  5. Number of people to be served by project/event;
  6. Total cost for project/event;
  7. How charitable donation will be used for project/event;
  8. Other funding sources for project/event;
  9. Has the organization/group received funding from the Rotary Club of Woonsocket in the past; for this project/event; for other projects/events;
  10. Will this project/event help advance the goals of the Rotary Club of Woonsocket in providing assistance to the communities of Burrillville, North Smithfield and/or Woonsocket.
  11. Background of the organization/group’s contributions to the community.