Rotary Club of Deerfield Valley Criteria for Charitable Financial Support                 


The Rotary Club of Deerfield Valley (RCDFV), through the use of its charitable donations, is committed to supporting community, educational, cultural, and international activities that subscribed to Rotary ideals as expressed by the Rotary “Four Way Test”.  We want to have a significant impact with each of our contributions and to participate in projects, which will give RCDFV recognition to help further its community efforts.

The Rotary International Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders.

Guidelines for eligibility:

  1. All requests for donations are to be made in writing with sufficient documentation and lead time, so that the RCDFV grant and scholarship committee may act upon the request. Applications should be used.  Recommendations will be forwarded to the Board of Directors for a final decision. Click here for Application.
  2. A project or organization that is requesting a donation should be located in the general Deerfield Valley area or serve Valley residents. National or statewide organizations must provide substantial direct benefit to the Deerfield Valley community to be considered.
  3. Donations or grants are one time support and for a single Rotary year July thru June. Reapplication is necessary for additional consideration or contributions.
  4. Funding will not be considered for the following...
  • Activities of Organizations that cannot demonstrate nonprofit status, credibility of financial records.
  • Activities that benefit only one individual without a corresponding benefit to the community.
  • Funds that go to an organizations general fund or operating expenses.
  • Retroactive funding.
  • Activities of religious and private organizations that serve primarily their membership.
  • Annual fund drives.
  • Improvements or additions to land and property which might revert back to private ownership or be sold.
  • Organizations or projects in which RCDFV members are actively involved will be given priority.
  • So that we can best serve our community, The Board, with the support of the Grant Committee, reserves the right to approve any charitable contribution, subject to the restrictions of our 501(c)3 status.