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Rotary Club of Shreveport announces civic grant recipients

Shreveport, LA — June 2020

 Area non-profit organizations planning projects to benefit the Shreveport-Bossier communities in the coming year have received grants from the Rotary Club of Shreveport.

The maximum amount for any one grant awarded was $5,000.  

Receiving grants this year were these organizations and their projects:

$5,000 - The ARC of Caddo Bossier's GREAT Program - Construction of two loafing sheds for their pastures.

$4,000 - David Raines Community Health Center - Visual screenings at Title One public schools in Caddo Parish.

$4,000 - Heart of Hope - Purchase of mommy and baby furniture.

$4,000 - Sci-Port Discovery Center - Sponsorship of the "Itty Bitty Scientists Program".

$4,000 - Community Renewal - Purchase of playground equipment at the Highland Area Friendship House.

Receiving $300 honorariums were these organizations:  Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, United Way of Northwest Louisiana, Girls on the Run-Shreveport, AMI Kids Caddo and Renzi Education and Arts Center.

Beginning with the 2018-2019 grant cycle an organization that received a Major award ($1,000-$5,000) may submit a grant but will only be considered for a $300 Honorarium award for the next two award cycles.  This includes any organization that receives a District Grant submitted by our Club.  Organizations falling within this category are:  Volunteers for Youth Justice, Gingerbread House, Holy Angels, Literacy Volunteers at Centenary College, Shreveport Opera, MLK Health Center, InterCity Entrepreneur Institute and LA Association for the Blind for their grant awards in 2018-2019.  The five organizations receiving the 2019-2020 awards will be subject to this limitation in the grant cycle for 2021-2022.

 To request an application in December 2020,  please e-mail or call the Rotary Club of Shreveport at (318) 294-8385.  Completed applications must be postmarked no later than February 18, 2021.  Preferred submission is an email to, but can be mailed to Rotary Club of Shreveport, P.O. Box 380, Shreveport, LA 71162.

Rotary Club of Shreveport supports the community through funding of select projects that benefit local area residents and provide opportunities for members of the club to actively participate and provide recognition of Rotary.  Priorities for civic projects supported by the club include education, social services and community development.






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

Alliance for Education

Alzheimer's Agency
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

Goodwill Industries
Great Results Equine Assist Therapies (The ARC of Caddo Bossier)

Heart of Hope

Herndon Magnet School

Hillman House
Holy Angels Residential Facility

Inter City Entrepreneur Institute

K-9 Search & Rescue Support (SFD)
Literacy Volunteers/Centenary College
LA Association for the Blind

LSU Intergenerational Literacy
Martin Luther King Health Center

Northwest LA Interfaith Pharmacy

Operation Homefront
Providence House
Rotary Park
Rutherford House
Sci-Port Discovery

Shreveport-Bossier Rescue Mission
Shreveport Green

Shreveport Opera
Shreve Island Elementary School
Starbase Louisiana

Step Forward

Strand Theater
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.


2019-2020 Civic Grants
Our 2019-2020 civic grant cycle is now closed and the grants have been awarded. Recipients are listed under Civic Grants on the Club Links tab.
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