Trenton Rotary Guidelines for Charitable Giving

Trenton Rotary supports a wide range of charitable activities in support of Rotary International’s motto, “Service Above Self.” These charitable guidelines are approved by the board, but are meant only as guidelines. The focus of the club may change according to the leadership of the president and the board, as well as the preferences of the membership.

  • Support our community – specifically Trenton and Ewing, New Jersey
  • Consider special requests from truly needy people in our community.
  • Work with the Trenton Rotary Foundation to dispense roughly $20,000 every two years on a major tangible project like the lunch truck for the Salvation Army or the Rotary Playground.
  • Support the next generation through scholarships (Talent Show), involvement with the Boys & Girls Club, athletics (two baseball teams) and other educational projects (Project Dictionary, leadership camps, RYLA, etc.)
  • Come to the aid of people in disasters around the world by working through other Rotary Clubs on the ground in those regions (our aid to the Baton Rouge Rotary Foundation and to Rotary International’s support for tsunami victims)
  • Support club members who are in turn supporting good causes in our community (Anchor House with Peter Plumb or taking out an advertisement in a charitable program supported by our members.)
  • Support at least one international effort every year. We are Rotary International, so Trenton Rotary has recently been supporting Homes of Hope, a project that is supported by many clubs in our district and that also provides hands-on opportunities for service.
  • Attempt to engage hands-on service with our charitable giving activities.