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Community Grants
The Rotary Club of Jeffersonville offers community grants twice a year for the support of local organizations and community projects that match the "Service Above Self" mission of the club. Click here for Grant guidelines and application form.

The Jeffersonville Rotary Club presented grants of $500 or more to three very worthy organizations January 2015. Each exemplified the “Service Above Self” mission orientation of the club.

  • Community Kitchen received a grant to pay for fencing installed at the request of their neighbors.

  • Clark County Youth Shelter's grant will be used to help fund their Residential Independent Living Program. Each resident, nearly 300 in the prior year, receives at least 1 hour of independent living instruction. Those 16 and over receive a minimum of 3 hours of instruction per week.

  • Greater Clark Schools Advance Program plans to use their grant for 760 students, age 11 and 12, to participate in “Creating Our Future” leadership program with the Muhammad Ali Center. Provides 6-12 hours of workshops for all of those students.

Relay For Life
You'll find the Jeffersonville Rotary Club at the annual Relay for Life event each year as we work to provide participation and financial support to this effort. Our team stayed on the track for the full 12 hours and raised $1,600 for a great charity. Good job Rotary!

Angel Tree
Annually, our Club raises money, often in competition with our neighboring clubs of Clarksville, and New Albany, to support the needs of the many children in Clark and Floyd County during the Holiday Season.
Thousands of dollars were raised by the three local Rotary Clubs for this years Angel Tree.

Clarksville, Jeffersonville, and New Albany Rotarians with family members and employees from Voluforms
who helped shop for the children's gifts. Thanks everyone!

Each year our Club offers two $500 college scholarships to high school seniors in Jeffersonville.

Downtown Trick-or-Treat
The club participated in the downtown Jeffersonville Trick-or-Treat with a booth and handed out candy to almost 5,000 children. Thanks to everyone that helped. What a great community event!


International Programs

Rotary's priority program supports global efforts to eradicate polio.

Humanitarian Programs
Grants to fund club and district service projects.

Educational Programs
Funding for students, faculty, and young professionals to serve abroad.

Lingap Center
The Jeffersonville Rotary Club has raised approximately $5,000 this year, which includes the $1,000 matching monies paid by the club, to help support the Lingap Center in the Philippines!

While serving as a senior executive of an international energy company, John Drake started traveling to the Philippines. Not far from the white sand beaches and luxurious hotels, he saw orphans and abandoned children living on the dangerous streets. He saw kids scavenging through garbage, begging for food and forced to become sex workers just to survive. In response, John established The Lingap Children’s Foundation—a U.S.-based tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that provides funding for projects to help children in the Philippines. The first goal was to raise money to build The Lingap Center (translated as “crisis or care center”) where street children and orphans could rebuild their lives. The new building was opened and dedicated in March of 2006.
For more information visit their web site at

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