The Rotary Club of Evanston Lighthouse raised about $30,000 in its recent holiday sale of flowers, citrus products, and hams, and now it wants to give it all away, mostly to local nonprofit organizations.

Proposals will be accepted from now until April 16 and will be reviewed by the club’s Community Services Committee.

Specifically, it would like to focus its contributions on projects and programs that advance the club’s community service theme, which is to support local organizations and programs that help to improve the quality of life for those Evanston residents most in need.

Proposals in the areas of education, hunger, homelessness, employment, and health will receive priority consideration, club officials said.

The money can either be used to support new initiatives or to increase the impact of an existing program. Projects should demonstrate a need not supported by the organization’s ongoing operating budget and should not exceed $3,000, they said.

Organizations interested in applying for a grant from the club may download application materials from the club’s webpage.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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