Each year our Rotary Club is entrusted by the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to select a local non-profit partner for a service project and $10,000 cash grant.
The Community Services Committee is accepting proposals for consideration for the next Weinberg Friends Project.
On Saturday, January 26, 2013, the Rotary Club of Kahului will once again perform a community service activity in collaboration with a selected 501c3 public charity serving Maui's poor and needy. This is a call for proposals from Maui-based nonprofit agencies for a community service project that would productively involve at least 25 adult Rotarians for approximately 4 hours for a total of 100 community service hours and can be substantially completed on the morning of that date. (It will be necessary to certify to the Weinberg Foundation the names of member participants in order to designate the charity/agency to receive the cash award.)
Interested 501c3 agencies should provide a written narrative describing the proposed project along with a justification of how it addresses the needs of Maui's "poor and needy" (a Weinberg Foundation requirement). Possibilities for projects are endless, but examples may include paint-up/fix-up type projects, grounds maintenance, special events, etc. The selected nonprofit will also be awarded a check in the amount of $10,000 from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation to further the mission of the agency on or near the day of the event.
The proposal should be not more than 5 pages in length and should describe the activity and the agency's plan and commitment to participate in the project in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Kahului. Please itemize costs associated with the project and how the agency plans to acquire the resources to complete the project. The selected agency should provide for food and refreshments for the volunteers on the day of the event. This cannot be included in the $10,000 project budget request.
The selected agency must also be willing and able to submit a formal letter of request to the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation at least six weeks prior to January 26, 2013, accompanied by the most recent audited financial statements, by-laws, charter, Board of Directors' names and mailing addresses, and an explanation how the grant funds will be used to benefit the agency's target population (poor and needy). Further, the selected agency will be required to chronicle the event and provide a press release prior to the event (approved by the Rotary Club of Kahului).
Proposals should be mailed, e-mailed (as an attachment-Word preferred)) faxed or hand-delivered by no later than 4:00pm on Friday, November 16, 2012, to: Jud Cunningham, Weinberg Project Committee Chair, c/o Aloha House, Inc., P.O.Box 791749, Paia, HI 96779; Phone: 579-8414, Ext. 33; 276-2919 (cell); 579-8426 (fax); firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail).