Editor's Note: The following is a press release from the Eagan Rotary Club.
Sixteen nonprofit organizations who serve the Eagan community were the recipients of $30,000 in much needed grant money that was raised this year by the Eagan Rotary Club. The grants were awarded at the Eagan Rotary’s annual Grant Awards Ceremony, held on Nov. 21 at the Eagan Community Center.
Grant recipients were chosen from a variety of education, social service, youth, arts and civic-focused 501(c)(3) designated organizations. In order to be considered for a grant, applicants needed to demonstrate that their specific program or project served the Eagan community exclusively or to a significant extent, in addition to other qualifying factors. Applications were reviewed by Rotary’s Community Service Grant Committee. Chairman Quinn Hutson of CNH Architects presented the committee’s final recommendations to the Eagan Rotary Board of Directors, which were approved on Nov. 8, 2012.
This year’s award recipients include: Black Hawk Middle School, Caponi Art Park, Cheerful Givers, Dakota Woodlands, DARTS, Eagan Art Festival, Eagan Funfest, Eagan Men’s Chorus, Eagan Resource Center, Eagan Yellow Ribbon, Eagan High School FIRST Robotics Team, Inver Hills Community College, Kids N Kinship, Lifeworks, ProAct and The Link.
“Our club is focused on making a difference; on making Eagan an even better place,” said Quinn Hutson, Chair of the Community Service Committee. “We’re proud to be able to help so many Eagan-serving organizations with an important source of project and program funding.”
Established in 1987, the Eagan Rotary Foundation has awarded grants for hundreds of projects, providing $1,000,000 in funding for a wide range of education, social service, youth, arts and civic focused organizations and agencies.