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  • P.O. Box 3967 - Albany, NY 12203
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Granting Guidelines – rev. 09-01-14

Albany Rotary Foundation


Requests for funding must be received by September 1st of each year for consideration.

The Board of Trustees of the Albany Rotary Foundation will review the applications and grants will be announced no later than November 1st of each year. The Foundation may consider requests received after September 1 if Funds Available for Distribution have not been completely committed.


Acceptable requests are for funding for health, human services, capital funds and arts initiatives. Requests should be for specific programs or projects, not for general operations.

Incomplete grants will not be reviewed and may not be returned in time for revision to take place before the submittal deadline.

Multiple year funding of projects is highly unusual.

Organizations must provide evidence of a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or family status in all program activities.

The Foundation is seeking Regional Projects with a Strong Preference for organizations serving residents of the City of Albany and Albany County.

Preference is given to:

Programs for children

Programs targeted at underserved populations

One time funding requests

Projects that demonstrate collaboration between organizations

Projects that demonstrate service to an unmet need

Funding recipients must be 501(c3) under federal tax laws and provide a copy of their determination letter.

Albany Rotary Foundation reserves the right to require a full accounting of how the funds were used.

Specific Components The Albany Rotary Foundation will be looking for the following components in the grant request:

  1. Project Summary (two paragraphs or less)
  2. Organization Capacity (two paragraphs or less about the organization)
  3. Needs/Problems (three paragraphs or less developing the impact of the problem on the target population)
  4. Goals/Objectives (Succinctly state the goals and objectives of the project, including the numbers to be served)
  5. Timetable (Please provide timeframes for accomplishing the project)
  6. Budget (State the proposed costs and budget for the project, including any additional sources of funding)





About Albany Rotary


Weekly Lunch Meeting

Albany Rotary meets at noon on Wednesdays at the American Legion Post, 4 Everett Road, just north of I-90. Please click for location and map. Most meetings feature speakers. We try to finish meetings by 1pm. Watch our calendar and Events page for special meetings and cancellations.

During the winter, if the Albany Schools close due to a snow storm, meetings are automatically cancelled.

Visitors are welcome. Lunch is $16. $20 will buy lunch and three 50/50 tickets.

Monthly Breakfast Meeting

We have a supplemental Breakfast Meeting at 7:15 AM on the second Thursday of every month. The meeting is at the Gateway Diner on Central Avenue adjacent to Westgate Plaza. This meeting is a less formal way to catch up, discuss the club and its activities, and socialize.

Current Officers and Directors

Officers 2023-2024

President –  Marisa Multari

President Elect –

Vice President – 

Secretary – Jessica Wilcox

Treasurer – Greg Jackson

Sergeant at Arms – Dave Philips


Carol Whittaker

Brian Barr

Manoj Ajmera

Past President

George Hauenstein



About Rotary


February 25, 1905, Paul P. Harris, a young Chicago attorney, asked three friends to meet with him. The intention of that meeting was to stimulate fellowship among members of the business community.The result was the advent of Rotary International, the nation's first professional service organization. Subsequent meetings were rotated among each member's place of business, resulting in the name Rotary.


Rotary is a professional service organization of individuals who encompass business, the professions, human service, education, government, and other vocations. Rotarians pledge to uphold the highest professional and ethical standards.Connected internationally, Rotarians provide humanitarian service, encourage ethical standards in all occupations, help build goodwill, and promote shared comradeship. Rotarians understand they have a responsibility to help others and follow principles that have served as the moral compass for people throughout time.


Currently there are 1.2 million Rotarians in over 30,000 clubs in more than160 countries. Every club welcomes and encourages you to attend any meeting. As a visiting Rotarian, club members will greet you on a first-name basis and welcome you to join the shared comradeship. For more information about Rotary International, visit www.rotary.org.


Organized April 15, 1913, the Rotary Club of Albany was the 68th Rotary Club in the world.