Posted by John Ester on Aug 14, 2018
Becky Ewing began her work at Rotary Charities in 2008 as the Program Officer. She became the Associate Director in 2013, and on July 1 of this year she succeeded Marsha Smith as Executive Director. She has local ties to Benzie County, having recently acquired a place on Little Platte Lake.
Becky described the four types of grants available from Rotary Charities:
  • Assets for Thriving Communities (to support community assets; up to $150,000 available for up to 3 years, with a 50% match required).
  • Systems Change Accelerator (to support innovations that target root causes of complex problems; up to $150,000 for up to 3 years, with 10% match).
  • Changemaker Fellowships (to support breakthrough learning; up to $20,000 for 1 year with no match required).
  • Seed Grant (where a small investment of up to $10,000 over 1 year with a 25% match can produce a large impact).
Additional funds are available to local Rotary clubs like Sunrise Rotary in terms of dollar-for-dollar matching grants to clubs (up to $3,000 for community and international projects) and individual Rotarians (up to $250 for gifts to area non-profits).
Becky urged all of us to attend a retirement celebration for Marsha on September 7 at the Traverse City Opera House.