Altrusa International of Oak Ridge and Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary

LITERACY GRANT PROGRAM

Illiteracy is a problem that touches every aspect of life.

The person who cannot read cannot participate fully in the life of the community.

Altrusa International of Oak Ridge and Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary Club raise funds through a joint project each year to support literacy efforts in Oak Ridge and Anderson and Roane Counties.

Grants will support specific projects, programs, or activities that will foster literacy. Application packages must be received by December 1, 2016.  Notification of awards will be made no later than February 1, 2017 and funded projects, programs, and activities will be completed by December 31, 2017.

Organizations must complete the attached Application Form and submit it and all required attachments to: 

LITERACY GRANT APPLICATION
Altrusa International of Oak Ridge and Oak Ridge Breakfast Rotary
P.O. Box 4164
Oak Ridge, TN  37831-4164

Alternatively, the form and all attachments may be submitted by email to tonylester49@gmail.com. 

For additional instructions, review the Application Checklist at the end of the Application Form.

GUIDELINES

These funds will be allocated through a competitive process on the basis of the following guidelines:

  1. Successful applications will propose specific projects, programs, or activities that will foster literacy.
  2. While successful applicants are eligible to apply for continued support, all applications will be for one year. All applications will be reviewed on their merits, and subsequent funding is not guaranteed.
  3. Although each application will be considered on its own merits, the following types of grants will normally be precluded from the grant program: General operating support, Capital fund campaigns, Endowments, Grants to individuals, or Grants to religious groups.
  4. Grants will be made to community-based groups and organizations that are:
    1. Based in and/or have a local presence in a Service Area that includes Oak Ridge and/or Anderson and/or Roane counties.
    2. Directly serve people who live and/or work in the Service Area.
    3. Have volunteers, members, and/or board members who live and/or work in the Service Area.
  5. Applicant organizations/groups must be operated and organized so that they do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, age, national origin, or disabilities when they hire staff, let bids, or provide services.
  6. If you applied for and received funds from this grant program the previous year, you must submit a project summary and report of effectiveness in order to be eligible for current funds.
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