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What We Do 

Works within the Oakland community and identifies worthwhile programs that need grant support. Coordinates and implements Service Saturday events.

To Apply for a Community Grant: You must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or associated with a fiscal agent that is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and your intended project must benefit the Oakland community.  Grants usually range from $500 to $3,000. To  access the grant guidelines, click here  To access the application, click here.  Applications are accepted by email only. Email  your application to info@oakland-rotary.org.

Meeting Times & Location 

1st Wednesday of the month, 12:15 pm Oakland Rotary Conference Room

Committee Contacts 

Co-Chair
Kimberly Cohn
Co-Chair
David Kittner

Committee Blog

Annually for the past 23 years, Oakland Rotarians have supported the Feed the Hungry match campaign to raise unrestricted funds for local food banks and other community food distribution programs. The campaign occurs in December when members pledge any dollar amount in support of a dollar-for-dollar match by Sean Marx, CEO of Give Something Back. This year’s campaign was the greatest yet, with members pledging $9,100 to raise a total of $18,200. The funds are being split among nine local food-distribution programs:

Alameda County Community Food Bank; First Presbyterian Church of Oakland, Food Ministry; Harbor House; Meals on Wheels; Oakland Catholic Worker Food Program; Operation Dignity (Food for Hungry Veterans0; Prescott-Joseph Center;  St. Mary’s Center;  and St. Vincent de Paul, Free Dining Room.

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Information for Community Grant Applicants

You must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or associated with a fiscal agent that is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and your intended project must benefit the Oakland community.  Grants usually range from $500 to $3,000. To  access the grant guidelines, click here  To access the application, click here.  Applications are accepted by email only. Email to info@oakland-rotary.org.