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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

Sandy Naragon (Jeff)  (Akron) C: 330-256-5315
Grants Subcommittee Voting Members 2019-2022
John Bosco (Nordonia Hills)
Shail Jain (Medina Sunrise)
Bob Johnson (VTT Chair) (Burton-Middlefield)
Sandy Naragon (Committee Chair) (Akron)
Elfie Roman (Mentor)
Terri Speck (Westlake-Bay Village)
Thomas Dittoe (Chagrin Highland)
Shawn Gordon (Grant Application Coordinator) (Kent)
Matt Liebson (Solon)
Scott Maloney (Strongsville)
Matt Orehek (Cleveland)
Steve Smetana (Fairlawn)

W. Todd Kiick (Lakewood-Rocky River Sunrise)
Dolores McCumbers (Garrettsville-Hiram)
Rick Pollak (Scholarships Chair) (Cuyahoga Falls)
Keith Werbeach (Geauga West)
The Rotary Foundation
*In addition, in the past five years, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has contributed matching funds in the
amount of $409 million.
Data is from RI website.
Basic education and literacy: $53,261,360
Community economic development: $54,118,305
Disease prevention and treatment: $151,761,859
Maternal and child health: $35,233,163
Peacebuilding and conflict prevention: $18,659,168
Water, sanitation, and hygiene: $100,657,464
Grants Subcommittee Non-Voting Members
Karen Melton, District Treasurer (Cleveland)
Katie Yeager, District Stewardship Chair (Lakewood-Rocky River)
James (Jim) Lechko, District Foundation Chair (Lakewood-Rocky River)
Larry Lohman, District Governor (Kent)
David Jones, DGE (Northampton-Cuyahoga Valley)
Note: All voting members may be re-nominated for up to 3 full terms of 3 years each.


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.