Grant Process

Eligibility for Funding

Funding is available to qualified nonprofit organizations and institutions that are tax-exempt. Proposals for funding should preferably require a one-year commitment in the $500 to $5,000 range. Program and project proposals will be accepted along with capital and equipment proposals.

Submission of Grant

Project funding proposals may be submitted from April 1 to May 10 this year, in order to be considered for funding. Actual project funding is usually accomplished by June 1 of each year. Funding is provided by the Rotary Club of Cheat Lake Foundation, a 501 (c) (4) charitable foundation formed and supported by the Cheat Lake Rotary Club. The Grant application is available during this timeframe.

Selection Criteria and Process

The Cheat Lake Rotary Club reserves the right to select one or multiple recipients of this funding, to partially fund a project and to reject any or all of the proposals for funding at the sole discretion of the Foundation. The following criteria will be taken into account when considering for funding community philanthropic projects/programs:

  • Geographical area of activity (Cheat Lake/Morgantown)
  • Demonstrate use of funds with measurable objectives
  • Life-enhancing, well defined objectives
  • Long term community significance
  • Any other criteria that might be pertinent to the project.

Proposals which meet required criteria and deadlines will be reviewed by the grant committee comprised of members and Board Members of the Cheat Lake Rotary Club. Funding recommendations from the committee will be forwarded to the Board of Directors of the Cheat Lake Rotary Club Foundation for final selection.