Grant Info

Doing good in our community and beyond….

For more information on the Binghamton Rotary Charities Fund and its grant guidelines and application process, please contact:
Vikki Collazo
President, Binghamton Rotary Charities Fund, Inc.

Local Community Projects

  • Friends of the Forum – Hearing Loop
  • Trumansburg Flood Relief
  • Seton Catholic- After Prom Party
  • Tri Cities Opera – Basement storage humidifier
  • Gigi’s Playhouse- LMNOP Materials
  • Food Bank of the Southern Tier Backpack Repack Program
  • Binghamton University Price Waterhouse Coopers Scholars – 2, Benches for Housing Authority Project
  • Samaritan Counseling Center of the Southern Tier – Samaritan Venture
  • Room to Heal – Room project
  • GBEOP (Greater Binghamton Education Outreach Program) – Junior Achievement Program
  • WSKG – 2 Documentaries on Addiction
  • Literacy Volunteers – Office Equipment Capacity Building
  • Binghamton Philharmonic – Ticket Printer
  • Know Theatre – Lighting Board
  • RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) participants from Binghamton High School and Seton Catholic
  • Teen Institute Addiction Center at Children’s Home

International Projects

  • Addiction & Opioid Disorder
  • Ghana Marketplace – Roof & Rest Rooms

Accomplished Projects

  • Purchased 5 Shelterbox Units for
    disaster relief
  • Friends of the Forum, Hearing Loop Project
  • Chenango River Theatre, Theatrical Dimmer Rack Installation
  • Goodwill Theatre, Grand Pialno Reconditioning
  • Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School First Grade, Math & Movement Area Learning Rug
  • YWCA of Binghamton Young Wonders Early Childhood Center, Environmental Rating Scale Improvements
  • Art Mission Theatre, Film Honoring Female Veterans
  • Food Bank of the Southern Tier, Back Pack Program

Binghamton, NY  

Charities Grant Program

How to Apply

Binghamton Rotary Charites is accepting applications for its Grants program, which is intended to enhance the quality of life primarily in the Binghamton area. Small non-profit organizations are especially encouraged to apply.

We invite your requests for needs that are not funded by general funding sources, or for special projects. Historically, grants have been awarded in the $200 – $1,000 range.

  1. All grant applications must be for projects within the Greater Binghamton area.
  2. Grants are made on a rolling basis. Applications should be sent by e mail and by snail mail to the current Charities president. Applications are considered at monthly meetings and should be received a minimum of one week prior to the first Tuesday of the month for full consideration.
  3. Grants may range from $200 to a maximum for $1500. They are not made for operating budgets or endowments. Applications normally come from 501 © (3) organizations and a copy of that determination is required with the application.
  4. Grants must be expended within one year of the date granted. Grant recipients will be notified by email or telephone. A check presentation will take place at a Rotary Tuesday luncheon meeting scheduled at the convenience of the grantee.
  5. Proposals consist of the application form with all questions answered along with a cover letter on the organization’s letterhead/stationery.
    Be sure you have included the legal name of the organization, a description of its mission, the names of the governing body/board and officers, a simple budget breakdown for the project/request, and the name, address, email, and telephone number of the grant contact person.
  6. A one-page final report is requested upon completion of the project.

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Grant Application
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    This funding is contingent upon completion of the project. Any unused funds are to be returned. A FINAL REPORT IS TO BE SENT TO THE ROTARY CHARITIES AT THE PROJECT’S COMPLETION.
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