Rotary Club of Chariho


Community Grant Giving Cycles

  • Applications due - April 15
  • Committee Review - April 16-30
  • Board Approval - May 1
  • Spring Community Giving Awards Night - Late May / Early June
Ashaway Free Library                                                                                $410
Funding will support Summer of 2022 reading program events for kids to provide exciting and multi-faceted experiences engaging with nature, music, and movement. 
Chariho School District- Richmond Elementary School                        $736
Funds will purchase seedlings and grow rings that will support the vision of growing hydroponic food in the cafeteria. Students will have the opportunity to watch food grow while learning about fresh fruit and vegetables. 
CHS Future Business Leaders of America Chapter                                   $500
Funds will be used to send 10 state-qualified Chariho students to a national FBLA competition in Chicago. This experience will further prepare students for careers in business. 
Community 2000 Education Foundation                                                  $1,000
Funding will help to establish a robotics lab at Chariho High School. This lab will engage students in advanced learning around STEM and coding and help to prepare students for future technology-driven careers. 
Friends of Chikumbuso                                                                                 $1,030
Grant funds will be used to make improvements to an outdoor kitchen at the Chikumbuso school in Zambia. This kitchen supports meals to 500+ K-12 orphans enrolled at the school.  
Chris Collins Foundation                                                                               $1,000
Funding will be used to expand the Chris Collins Peer-to-Peer Mental Health Awareness Program into the Chariho Middle and High Schools. P2P focuses on the early detection and prevention of depressive disorders.  
Hopkinton Boy Scouts- Troop 121                                                              $1,000
Funds will provide camperships allowing local youth to attend a week-long program at Camp Yawgoog in Rockville, RI. The program promotes physical fitness, self-reliance, social development, spiritual growth, and citizenship. 
Maddie Potts Foundation                                                                             $2,000
Funds will be used to further the construction of the Maddie Potts Memorial Field House on the Chariho campus. This will serve as a space for remem- brance and gathering place for school, sporting, and community activities. 
Ocean Community YMCA- Arcadia Branch                                              $3,000
Funds will support the YCares Financial Assistance Program which ensures residents of Exeter and Chariho will have access to the Y's physical, social and emotional wellness programs, regardless of their ability to pay.
Southern Rhode Island Volunteers                                                            $1,000
Grant funding will support SRIV's Independent Aging Services Program which tackles issues of safety, food security, access to healthcare providers, etc. to ensure our aging neighbors can safely remain in our community.
University of Rhode Island Community First Responder Program   $1,000
Funds will be used to provide free naloxone (Narcan) kits to the Charlestown, Richmond, Hopkinton and Exeter communities, along with education about opioid use disorder, treatment referrals, and harm reduction measures. 
Yellow Horse Therapeutic Riding Program                                              $1,000
Funding will allow the organization to purchase materials to build an enclosed, weather-safe community room that will serve as a space to learn and grow for participants, their families, staff, volunteers, and visitors. 
As an example, as part of our Spring 2022 funding cycle, The Chariho Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Chariho, granted $13,676 to non-profit organizations doing important work in our Chariho communities. These funds were raised through the contributions of members and fundraising events such as our annual golf tournament and strawberry shortcake booth at the Washington County Fair. Grants were awarded to the following organizations: