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2015 Civic Grants

 

 

 

 

Contacts: 

Francesca Benten Moreland/President, Rotary Club of Shreveport

(318) 227-1515, francesca@williamscreativegroup.com

 

Judy Bellew/Executive Director, Rotary Club of Shreveport

(318) 221-3053, shreveportrotary@gmail.com


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

                  ROTARY CIVIC GRANT FUNDS AWARDED

           TO LOCAL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS


Sheveport, LA, April 14, 2015 -Five local non-profit organizations have
been chosen to receive civic grants by Rotary Club of Shreveport to
support projects that will benefit the Shreveport-Bossier community
in the coming year.  Rotary Club of Shreveport today announced the
club's selections for the five grants, as well as six additional finalists to
receive honorariums, totaling approximately $23,000 in program funding
to area non-profits.  The top civic grants award winners include:
1. Gingerbread House - for the organization's Child Advocacy Program
benefiting child vidtims of abuse.
2. K-9 Search & Research Support (SFD) - for Project Lifesaver and
Shreveport Fire Department teams to electronically track and recover
persons suffering from Alzheimer's disease, dementia or autism.
3. Louisiana Association for the Blind - to assist blind or visually impaired
middle and high school students to transition from school to work or post-
secondary education.
4. Starbase Louisiana - for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
after school education programming for middle school students.
5. Volunteers for Youth Justice - for CASA (Court Appointed Special
Advocates) to ensure every child in foster care will have a volunteer assigned
to advocate for them.
Additionally, honorariums were awarded to six finalists in the civic grants
competition, including:  Holy Angels Residential Facility, Love in Action
Ministry, Renzi Center, Great Results Assisted Therapies, David Raines Community
Health Center, and Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana.
Civic grants recipients are selected by the Rotary Club of Shreveport's
membership and through a competitive grant process administered by the club.
This year's civic grants were funded with 2014 proceeds from the Rotary Club
of Shreveport's signature community event, the Annual Red River Dragon Boat
Festival.  Rotary Club of Shreveport supports the community using proceeds
from the event to fund projects in the areas of education, social services and
community development.
Rotary Club of Shreveport, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014, is a
member of Rotary International, an association of Rotary clubs throughout the
world.  Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united
worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards
in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
 

   Some past recipients of civic grants funded by Rotary Club of

Shreveport include:

Alliance for Education  

Caddo Career & Technical Center     

Caddo Council on Aging                        

Chimp Haven

CoHabitat Foundation

Community Renewal, International

Council on Alcoholism

& Drug Abuse Prevention

David Raines Community Health Center

Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries dba Evergreen Life Services

Food Bank of Northwest LA

Fuller Center for Housing

Gingerbread House

Great Results Equine Assisted Therapies (GREAT)

Heart of Hope

Hillman House

 Literacy Volunteers/Centenary College

Martin Luther King Health Clinic

Providence House

Rotary Park

Rutherford House

St. Luke's Episcopal Mobile Medical Ministry

Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center

Shreve Island Elementary School

Shreveport Green

Starbase Louisiana

Volunteers of America

Volunteers for Youth Justice

Westwood Elementary

YWCA

                                                 


Rotary Club of Shreveport is a member of Rotary International, an association

of Rotary clubs throughout the world.  Rotary is an organization of business and

professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service,

encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill

and peace in the world.