Rotary Club of Mystic Contributions Committee
The Rotary Club of Mystic provides hundreds of volunteer hours to many community services and, through its annual fundraising efforts, returns over $20,000 to the local area in form of grants and scholarships.
Our largest fundraiser is the Mystic Half Marathon. This amazing half marathon course showcases Connecticut’s premier waterfront town. Starting and finishing at the Olde Mistick Village, the tour will bring you past the Mystic Seaport, over the Mystic Draw Bridge, along stunning River Road, and down classic New England country roads. Our Mystic Half Marathon typically occurs on a Sunday in May and it attracts over 2,000 runners.
In addition, funds are raised by selling Del’s Lemonade at local Mystic festivities such as the Mystic Outdoor Art Festival, as well as other events throughout the year.
All net proceeds from these fundraising efforts are distributed to local 501(c)3 non-profit organizations and scholarships are awarded to local area high school students advancing their education at the college level.
Twice a year, the Rotary Club of Mystic donates funds to help strengthen the works of local non-profit organizations primarily serving the Groton, Mystic and Stonington areas. Organizations are encouraged to apply for grants from the Club’s Contributions Committee in a range of $250 to a maximum of $1,000.
Applications are reviewed on the basis of need, number of clients being benefited and the area being served.
One full grant cycle must be skipped between requests from any given organization. (Apply every other cycle for consideration). Those organizations that received awards in the most previous cycle will automatically be eliminated.
All applications, regardless of amount requested, will be assessed individually.
See our Rotary Grant Request page for information on applying for a grant.
See our Recent Grant Awards page to learn which organizations received grants in the most recent cycle.
See our Messages from Grant Recipients page to see thank-you notes from recent recipents.