Bettendorf Rotary seeks grant applicants

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The Bettendorf Rotary Club’s Charitable Giving Fund seeks applications for grants of up to $2,500 from qualified Quad-City non-profit organizations. The application deadline has been extended to Nov. 1, a news release says.

Bettendorf Rotary’s Charitable Giving Fund accepts applications once a year from non-profit organizations that provide basic human services, serve youth or meet local community needs.

“Even though we are a Bettendorf club, we actively consider requests from qualified organizations throughout the Quad-City community,” said Jeff Hassel, a member of the granting committee.

Bettendorf Rotary had generated funds for philanthropies primarily from its LobsterFest, which was held in June for the past 13 years. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was cancelled this year. Instead, the club will carry out a number of smaller fundraising activities through the fall.

Local not-for-profit organizations have received more than $250,000 in grants from LobsterFest, which the group hopes to resume in 2021.

To be considered for a grant, an organization must complete the online application form at

Grants are not awarded to groups for annual fundraising, organizational endowments, deficit financing, grants to individuals, scholarship funds, political groups or activities, Rotarians and their families, or for sectarian purposes.

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