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Shreveport, LA — May 1, 2018

 Our Civic Grants Committee began soliciting grant applications in December 2017 and accepted them through February 28, 2018.  The committee received 43 applications by the deadline.  Committee members were asked to review all applications, select their top five applications, and rank them.

$22,600 was available for civic grants.  The top five ranked applicants and their projects were these:

$5,000 to Holy Angels for support of AngelCare: Critical support for total care individuals without families.

$4,000 to Gingerbread House for operational support for the comprehensive Child Advocacy Program benefiting child victims of sexual and severe physical abuse.

$4,000 to STARBASE Louisiana to promote STEM interests and purchase supplies for the public school 7th grade drone project.

$4,000 to Heart of Hope and implementation of a nutrition program.

The Grant Committee was also responsible for selecting organizations to receive six $300 speaker honorariums totaling $1,800.  These organizations were the next highest ranked for the honorariums: Alzheimer's Agency of Shreveport/Bossier; LSUS Intergenerational Literacy, Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana, Community Renewal, Literacy Volunteers at Centenary College and Volunteers of America.

Applications for our next grant cycle will begin in December 2018.  Because of the increased interests in our grants, the club's Board of Directors will be fine-tuning our grant qualifications for the next cycle.



Some past recipients of civic grants funded by Rotary Club of Shreveport include:

Alliance for Education
Caddo Career & Technical Center
Caddo Council on Aging

Children and Arthritis
Chimp Haven
CoHabitat Foundation
Community Renewal, International
Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Prevention
David Raines Community Health Center
Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries
Food Bank of Northwest LA
Fuller Center for Housing

Geaux 4 Kids
Gingerbread House

Girl Scouts
Great Results Equine Assist Therapies

Heart of Hope

Hillman House
Holy Angels Residential Facility

K-9 Search & Rescue Support (SFD)
Literacy Volunteers/Centenary College
LA Association for the Blind
Martin Luther King Health Center
Providence House
Rotary Park
Rutherford House
Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center

Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission
Shreveport Green
Shreve Island Elementary School
Starbase Louisiana
St. Luke’s Episcopal Mobile Medical Ministry
Volunteers of America
Volunteers for Youth Justice
Westwood Elementary

Rotary Club of Shreveport is a member of Rotary International, an association of Rotary clubs throughout the world. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, work to eradicate polio worldwide and help build goodwill and peace in the world.


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