Community Grants Project





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Oak Park, IL

Total Budget: $32,806

Areas of Focus: Water, sanitation and hygiene, Maternal and child health, Basic education and literacy, Community economic development, The environment

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: Community Grants are given to not-for-profit organizations for needed project in and around Oak Park, IL

Every year our Rotary club receives applications from not-for-profit organizations for community grants in Oak Park, and surrounding communities. These grants are awarded by a committee of Rotarians. The money is to be used for specific projects by the organizations, such as washers and dryers for people in temporary housing in times of crises, a new Kiln for a senior citizen's center, educational opportunities regarding legal rights, and numerous other amazing and worthwhile projects. We currently award $25,000 and would like to use our district money to be able to award more money to the wonderful organizations in our area. The community grants are decided in March of each year.

Project Contact Person

District: 6450

Rotary Club of: Oak Park-River Forest

Primary Contact: Patricia S Eggerding

Email: pcake87@hotmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Completed". This means the project has been implemented and the report was accepted by the district leadership. The project will stay listed on this website as a testimony of the achievements of the project partners.

Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Oak Park-River Forest (6450)









Project Supporting Documents

Project Photos

History Log Entries


by Patricia S Eggerding

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Patricia S Eggerding

System Entry: Project signed by Patricia S Eggerding.


by Rachel Ossyra

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Ed Graziano

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.


by Patricia S Eggerding

We gave out awards in the amount of $31,570.00 to 9 different not for profit organizations in Oak Park and surrounding areas. The grants were given at our awards breakfast on 5/17/2023.


by Karen Swinger

System Entry: Project has been implemented and final report uploaded.


by Bill Lyman

Stewardship review is complete. Meets all necessary criteria. Final report reviewed. Project okay to be approved by District Approval Committee. WL


by Charles J Corrigan

System Entry: Final report approved by the District Approval Committee.

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