Thought you’d like to know.  The Alaska Mental Health Trust approved our request for matching fund in the amount of $15,000 for the inclusive playground.

then... news from District 5010

Subject: Congratulations! You did it!

Dear Sunrise Rotary,

What a fantastic response! You blew the socks off of the District Grants process. Twenty six (26) clubs submitted Memoranda to qualify to submit grant proposals for the next Rotary year. Almost all Clubs have had a member attend a Grants Management Seminar.

The most impressive feat was the development of Project Proposals. You submitted forty three (43) proposals for a total budget of $471,809, and a request for District Designated Funds (DDF) of $184,405. Wow!

That's the GREAT news. The CHALLENGE is that District funds available for matching amount to approximately $75,000. Your District Grants Committee will review the proposals next week, and will seek creative ways to support your efforts to provide service to your communities.

We know this was a complicated and sometimes confusing process, but you rose to the challenge. Thank you for your persistence and patience. Your Rotary Foundation is one of the finest humanitarian service providers in the WORLD. Your support of the Annual Programs Fund makes it all possible.

Special thanks to the Presidents, Presidents-elect and your team for the 2013-2014 Rotary year for a tremendous effort.

Rotary regards,


Will Files

District 5010 Grants Chair



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