The Rotary Club of Santa Monica is currently accepting applications for its Community and Youth Grants program from non-profit organizations serving the Santa Monica community. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, October 22.

Grants range from $500 to $3,500. Funds may be requested for sustainable projects such as new construction or renovation materials as well as supplies, equipment, and furnishings, including items related to COVID-19 mitigation. Funds are not available for operating expenses, salaries, giving or endowment campaigns, fund-raising or other events, sectarian religious projects, political activities, and foundations that fund other non-profits.

Non-profit organizations may apply annually for funding. Applications and instructions can be obtained by contacting the Rotary Club of Santa Monica at (310) 917-3313, by e-mailing, or from the Rotary Club website at

Organizations must provide proof of non-profit 501(c)(3) status, requested supporting materials, and be able to verify that the funds benefit Santa Monica residents or community and align with Rotary’s service mission.

Submitted by Susan Annett, Community & Youth Grants Committee Co-chair