Small Grant Recipients Announced!

The Salem Rotary Foundation is excited to announce that nine Salem non–profit organizations will receive a total of $10,000 to help fund vital community projects. The grants range from $500 to $1,500.

The Salem Rotary Foundation is a charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Salem. Since 2000, the foundation has awarded 127 grants to over 60 Salem–area organizations.


Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency:  funds will be used to purchase a locking storage shed to house bikes, helmets and locks as part of the continuation of a very successful bicycle “ownership project”.

CASA of Marion County: funds will be used to collaborate in a partnership with Marion County Juvenile Dependency Court to install “mini-libraries in each juvenile dependency courtroom.

Center for Hope and Safety: funds will provide a sensory light table for children in the confidential shelter.  The light table will create opportunities for children living in shelter to safely explore and strengthen their creativity, cognitive and social skills.

Gilbert House Children’s Museum: funds will be used to purchase supplies for The Creative Space, designed for the crafty and curious.

Northwest Human Services/HOST Youth Program: funds will be used to provide 40 wool blankets at the Overnight Emergency Shelter for homeless, runaway and at risk youth.

Union Gospel Mission of Salem: funds will be used to assist in the purchase of 22 new computers for the Learning Centers (men and women) and computers for staff working with homeless guests, as well as an organization-wide server; 8 ipads for occupational training and it will help site staff assist the guests in using computers.

Start Making a Reader Today (SMART): funds will be used to purchase 300 new bilingual, Spanish language and multi-cultural books to give to children for them to keep.

Capitol Futbol Club: funds will be used to provide scholarships to recreational soccer players ages 3-14 in the Salem area.

Community Action Agency: funds will be used to purchase small rewards and incentives to give to participants when they are meeting their treatment goals, court ordered assignments and personal health goals.

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