January 11, 2024
For immediate release
PORT HURON ROTARY KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH NEW GRANTS
PORT HURON — The Port Huron Rotary club began 2024 with intention and a slightly new direction. Its service and foundation committees hosted a meeting with the leadership of 2023-24 club president Emily Vinckier-Pierce. Two new grants were approved in the amount of $2,500 each to the Port Huron Old Newsboys and Blue Water Area Rescue Mission (BWARM).
Port Huron Rotary Foundation's grantmaking focus has been updated to prioritize basic needs support and will continue to provide funding for youth focused programs and projects. New this year, the Rotary Club President will be able to designate a special project for funding. In 2024, the special project will be focused on safety around water.
The first two grants of the year have been awarded but there are more funds to be granted locally. We encourage nonprofit organizations to apply here (Grant Application). Port Huron Rotary Foundation's ability to provide grants each year comes from their endowment fund and the Club's primary fundraising event, the Three Grand Slam, that will be hosted on February 2, 2024. Funds raised at the Three Grand Slam event are used by the Rotary Foundation to provide local grants the following year. You can support the local community and take a chance at winning $3,000 by attending this year's event!
Additionally, the annual Rotary International Day Parade will be hosted on July 17, 2024 (theme TBD). Recently, Port Huron Rotary awarded grants to The Athletic Factory, Friends of the St. Clair River, Hunter Hospitality House and Port Huron High School’s MiCI (Mildly Cognitively Impaired) classroom.
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