The Saratoga Springs Rotary Club will donate
roughly $18,000 this year to one or more
local charities and is seeking applications by
April 30 from groups that could benefit from
To benefit from the club’s “major gifts”
program, local nonprofit groups should have a
significant project needing funding assistance.
“Major capital projects often challenge
the tight financial budgets of local nonprofits,
and that’s where the Rotary Club
can be of real help,” said Jo Ann Buchas,
the club’s current chairwoman of the major
In 2013, the club awarded $12,000 to the
Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation to
assist with restoration of the “Spirit of Life”
Trask Memorial in Congress Park, and $5,000
to the Friends of the state Military Museum for
restoration of a painting depicting the Battle
The criteria for major gift applications can be found on the club’s website, www.saratogaspringsrotary.org.
Application materials should be sent to Saratoga Springs Rotary Club, P.O. Box 1307, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Rotary does not provide funding for general operating expenses or fundraising campaigns. The program is not designed for multi-year donations, and should not be identified with any governmental body or individual.
Each year, the club awards close to $100,000 in student scholarships and donations to local charities, including the monthly donations as well as one or more major gifts.