Each year the Community Service Committee accepts letters of intent from non-profit organizations serving Evanston residents for specific programs in the amount of $500 to $3,000.

The theme for this year's community service grants was to fund projects that would improve and enhance the quality of life for Evanston school-aged children and youth in the areas of health, safety and the environment.  We were excited to give grants to seven outstanding organizations, representatives of which spoke at our June 2 meeting.  Click here for a brief description of our grantees.

Still serving while sheltering in place:  our International Service Committee learned about important work being done there by our partner and grantee Pamoja.  Then we toasted to a collaborative future doing international work, welcomed our incoming ISC chair Patrick Mbullo, and heard some great Kenyan music! 
Every spring club members do significant repairs that enable a family to remain in their home.
We support Rotary's efforts to eradicate Polio.
We keep a one-mile stretch of Golf Road clean.

Young Leaders

Youth Day at RI
We have hosted inbound youth exchange students from Mexico, Italy, Brazil, and Thailand and have sent outbound students to Finland and Ecuador.
International Service
The International Service Committee supports projects   around the world: we've worked with Haiti Outreach to bring clean water to communities in Haiti, supported the ABCs for Sex Education in their HIV/AIDS Prevention work in Kenya, provided scholarships for tribal children in India, and worked with Smile Train to train local surgeons in cleft repair in Mexico and the Philippines.

Eradicating Polio

Ride to End Polio

Club members have always supported PolioPlus, Rotary International's campaign to completely eradicate Polio.
Since 2014, several members have participated in the annual Ride to End Polio.  RTEP takes place in Tucson every November and has raised over $15 million for this important cause. 




We work with groups and organizations of all sizes to accomplish even more. We make our effort felt internationally. 


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