Application Form

The Dryden Rotary Charity Foundation Grant Application form can be found at the bottom of this page.
If you're planning to submit an application, please review the information below about eligibility, and how and when to submit your application.

About the Dryden Rotary Charity Foundation

 
The Dryden Rotary Charity Foundation (DRCF) was set up to benefit the residents of Dryden and other communities in the area.
 
In conjunction with the Rotary Club of Dryden, and with the assistance of the Rotary Club of Sioux Lookout, DRCF fundraises through a variety of activities and the DRCF’s Board of Directors decides how these funds are redistributed.
 
The majority of DRCF funds are raised from the proceeds of CKDR Rotary Radio Bingo and the monies are distributed as grants to registered charitable organizations or non-profit organizations that primarily benefit the citizens of Dryden and the surrounding communities.
 
Some recent recipients of DRCF grants:
  • Dryden Regional Health Services Foundation
  • Animal rescue programs in Dryden and Sioux Lookout
  • Christmas Cheer in Ignace, Dryden, Ear Falls, and Red Lake
  • The Dryden Food Bank and various school nutrition programs in the region
  • Student scholarships in area high schools
  • Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation Tamarac House
  • Dryden Native Friendship Centre
  • Ghost Lake Trail Alliance
  • Sioux Lookout Hub – Handi-Transit
  • Still Me program at the DRHC
  • Oxdrift Recreation Committee
  • Several Dryden youth sports programs

Who can Apply?

 
To be eligible to receive funds from the DRCF, your organization must meet the following criteria:
 
1.  Your organization MUST be a registered charitable organization or a non-profit organization. Your organization may direct your charitable works towards specific segments of the community or individuals with a common need, provided that:  
  • more than a few individuals benefit
  • the charitable benefit must be accessible to the public at large
 
2.  Your organization MUST have charitable purposes and objectives that fall within one of the four classifications of a charity:
 
A. The relief of poverty
B. The advancement of education
C. The advancement of religion
D. Other charitable purposes beneficial to the community, not falling under A, B, or C.
This may include:
  • arts and cultural activities;
  • cultural, ethnic, native, historic or heritage pursuits;
  • the improvement of the quality of health through medical research;
  • treatment programs and preventative programs;
  • youth sporting activities and
  • community projects by service organizations.
 
3.  Your organization MUST demonstrate that you have carried out charitable activities consistent with your mandate for a minimum of one year. You must also provide evidence of direct benefit to Ontario residents at large.
 
4.  Your organization MAY also be requested to submit a copy of your formal documents which constitute your organization including Letters Patent, constitution, and/or memorandum of association. Informal associations that have not adopted formal written constituting documents are not eligible.

How to Apply

If your organization meets the application criteria:
 
1.  Complete the Dryden Rotary Charity Foundation application form (available in Word and PDF formats).
 
2. Mail your application to:
Dryden Rotary Charitable Foundation
P.O. Box 514
Dryden, ON
P8N 2Z2
or
Email your application to: drcfsecretary@drydenrotary.org
 
You are free to provide additional material with your application or DRCF may request supporting documentation to assist in the assessment of your application.

When to Apply

Submit your DRCF application as early as possible. It will be reviewed at the next scheduled DRCF meeting.
 
DRCF normally meets three times per year (usually February, May and November).
 
The Board of Directors will review applications at each meeting and applicants will be notified, in writing, of the Board’s decision.
 
 
For more information about the Dryden Rotary Charity Foundation, contact drcfsecretary@drydenrotary.org
DRFC Application Form downloads