Helping Clubs Make a Difference


Your Grant Management Materials Toolbox

The Grants Committee is invested in helping Clubs obtain matching grant money for projects.

Following are documents that will be referenced during the Grant Management Seminars and assist you throughout the grant process.

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Your District 6630 Grants Sub-Committee

Matthew (Matt) Liebson (Solon)  C: 216-308-0519           
Grants Subcommittee Voting Members
Yunus Badat  (Cleveland)
OPEN  (CuyNW/CuySW/Lake)
Christina Gary (Treasurer)   (Stow-Munroe Falls)
W. Todd Kiick  (Lakewood-Rocky River Sunrise)
Delores McCumbers   (Garrettsville-Hiram)
Rick Pollak (Scholarships Chair)  (Cuyahoga Falls)
Keith Werbeach  (Geauga West)
John Bosco (Grant Applications Coordinator)  (Nordonia Hills)
Shail Jain  (Medina Sunrise)
Bob Johnson (VTT Chair)   (Burton-Middlefield)
Sandy Naragon  (Akron)
Elfie Roman   (Mentor)
Terri Speck  (Westlake-Bay Village)
Thomas Dittoe  (Chagrin Highland)
Scott Maloney   (Strongsville)
Matt Liebson (Committee Chair)  (Solon)
Shawn Gordon  (Kent)
Matt Orehek (Secretary)  (Cleveland)
Steve Smetana   (Fairlawn)
In fiscal year 2018, The Rotary Foundation 
provided more than $86 million in grants.
$10.9 mil in grants given for education and literacy projects
$35.6 mil in grants given for disease prevention and treatment
$10.5 mil in grants given for growing local economies
$18.7mil in grants given to water and sanitation projects
Grants Subcommittee Non-Voting Members
Tracy Jemison, District Treasurer (Burton-Middlefield)
Katie Yeager, District Stewardship Chair  (Lakewood-Rocky River)
Jim Lechko, District Foundation Chair  (Lakewood-Rocky River)   
Larry Lohman, District Governor Elect  (Kent)
Pat Myers, District Governor (Hudson Clocktower)


The collective leadership and expertise of our 1.2 million members helps us tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, locally and globally. We are united by common values and vision for the future as we sharpen our focus with targeted specific causes that will reach communities most in need.

We have identified specific causes to target to maximize our local and global impact. At the same time, we understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns.
Through  and other resources, we help clubs focus their service efforts in the following areas.


Today, 42 million people are displaced by armed conflict or persecution. Through our partnerships with several leading universities, Rotary Peace Fellows develop the skills to strengthen peace efforts, train local leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and support long-term peace building in areas affected by conflict. We provide up to 100 peace fellowships per year at Rotary Peace Centers.


More than 100 million people are pushed into poverty each year because of medical costs. We aim to improve and expand access to low-cost and free health care in underdeveloped areas. Our members educate and mobilize communities to help prevent the spread of major diseases such as polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. Many of our projects ensure that medical training facilities are located where the workforce lives.


More than 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water. Our projects give communities the ability to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems and support studies related to water and sanitation.


At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, we provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Our projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.


Sixty-seven million children worldwide have no access to education and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.


Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. We carry out service projects that enhance economic and community development and develop opportunities for decent and productive work for young and old. We also help strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.


Providing our members more ways to bring about positive change in the world.