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Buffalo Grove Rotary offering community service grants

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The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is offering grants of up to $2,500 to organizations that impact the community and its residents.

The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove Community Grant in Honor of Bill Reid will provide funding for projects and causes that contribute to the success of the local community, with the objective of making it a better place to live and work. One-time grants of up to $2,500 are available to efforts that have the potential to provide visible, long-term, sustainable benefits for community members.

The grant is named in honor of Reid, a longtime village trustee, community advocate and charter member of The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove.

Applicants must be organizations with a clear mission and a structured leadership, according to the organization. Charitable or nonprofit organizations with a 501(c)(3) designation are encouraged to apply, though the designation is not a requirement. Faith-based nonprofit organizations may qualify, provided their proposed project is for the benefit of the community as a whole rather than just the members of their congregation or organization.

Projects must be initiated by the applying nonprofit organization and contribute to Rotary's focus on community service. Last year, Rotary provided grants to the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), OMNI Youth Services, and PADS.

Applications are due by Wednesday, April 30. If you would like to learn more about the Rotary Community Grants, visit

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