The club’s Youth Work Fund Grant was established to support the work of 501(c)(3), non-profit agencies that directly benefit youth within the Siouxland community. Its goal is to strengthen the capacity of an organization to perform its work more effectively by improving their infrastructure allowing it to better serve their clients and associated communities.
Organizations interested in this grant must submit an application by the current deadline, after which three applications are selected and invited to present their needs at a Club’s general meeting for a final selection by membership vote.
The club’s Sergeant at Arms works to raise money for the selected project throughout the club’s fundraising year. He or She does this in various fun ways but the most noted means is by graciously enforcing fines on club membership for being mentioned in the newspaper, news outlets, or simply if their cell phone goes off during a meeting.
Click on the Donate Now link to make a tax deductible donation to The Rotary Club of Sioux City’s Youth Work Fund online to support youth in your community. (Accepts credit cards, debit cards, bank account info or Paypal accounts)
Project supported by the Youth Work Fund by Year:
2015 CSADV – Playground
2014 Sioux City Miracle League – Miracle Field
2013 S.T.A.R.S. – Livestock feeding bins
2012 Foodbank of Siouxland – Backpack program
2011 City of Sioux City – Playground equipment @ Chris Larsen Park
2010 LaPlante Field – Concession Stand
2009 Boys Club – Playscape
2008 Boys and Girls Home – Ballpark
2007 Thomas Ashford Scout Camp – Training Center
2006 Community Action Agency – Playground Equipment
2005 Goodwill – Camp Shelter
2004 Girl Scouts – Joy Hollow Camp Shelter
2004 Girls Inc. – Kitchen Renovation
2003 Crittenton Center – Shelter
2002 Sanford Center – Activity Room Renovation
2001 Olsen Stadium – Shelter
(Funds were divided annually among multiply youth focused organization prior to 2001)