Apply For Rotary Funding, Grant, Donation or Sponsorship Support
Rotary of Toms River and its Charitable Foundation supports many diverse non-profit organizations as well as groups in need during the Rotary year running from July to June. Checks are traditionally distributed in July. Requests may be submitted anytime throughout the year however if funds are needed earlier for specific programs or event sponsorships. 
All Requests Must:
  • Benefit the Community in Ocean County NJ
  • Be requested by a 501-C-3 non profit agency
  • Be for specific needs, programs, equipment, services, etc.
  • Be requested in writing using the Request Form below
  • Include other documentation listed below, if applicable 
Funding / Donation Constraints:
  • Funds are not provided to individuals
  • Funds are not provided for normal operating expenses
  • Funds are not provided to "for profit" businesses or government agencies
Rotary Funding / Donation Priority Areas:
  • Promoting peace and goodwill
  • Fighting disease, homelessness, hunger and drugs
  • Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Helping mothers and children
  • Supporting education and youth programs
  • Assisting communities and grow local economies
  • Protecting the environment
  • Disaster response
Please copy the information below and submit it on your organization's letterhead by either mail or email. 
Name of Organization:
Contact Name / Title:                        
Email address:                                                                        Phone: 
Mailing address:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Amount requested:                              Make check payable to:             
Describe the need, urgency and specifically how the funds will be used:
Describe the impact or benefits to the community from the funds:
Describe the population, locations and demographics that will be served by the funds:
Describe how you will measure success, benefits or impacts from the funds:
Additional information or opportunities for Rotary publicity that may be helpful in our review of your request:
Additional Information about your organization and the need for support is also helpful in our decision process.
Other documentation required if applicable:
  • Non-Profit IRS Letter of Determination for 501(c)(3) status
  • Tax Exempt Organization IRS Form 990 (pg 1-9)
  • Annual Report or list of board members and key leadership
  • Most recent financial report (operating statement & balance sheet) if request exceeds $2500
You also should be prepared to make a brief presentation at our board meeting if your request exceeds $2500.  You will be notified if a presentation is requested, and when to attend.
Please submit the above information by email to or the mail address below:
            The Rotary Club of Toms River Charitable Foundation, Inc
            Attn: Charitable Giving Request
            1358 Hooper Avenue  Suite 319
            Toms River, New Jersey 08753
The Annual Deadline for all requests is May 31st.  
Our board typically reviews all submissions once a year in June, and will notify each organization of the results by July.
Requests to support local emergencies (ie natural disasters, Covid, etc), event sponsorships or other time-sensitive deadlines may be submitted and reviewed anytime throughout the year as community needs arise. 
Matching funds may also be available from Rotary International or our NJ Rotary District for significant larger projects or needs. Please contact us to discuss specific requirements for these matching fund programs at   
We regret that we may not be able to fund all requests, nor can we provide ongoing, multi-year financial support.
The Rotary Club of Toms River Charitable Foundation, Inc
Foundation EIN 22-3057040   a   501-C-3