Rotary Club of Shreveport awards civic grants to local nonprofits

Five local nonprofit organizations have been chosen to receive civic grants by the Rotary Club of Shreveport to support projects that will benefit the Shreveport-Bossier community in the coming year.

The Rotary Club of Shreveport today announced the club’s selections for the five grants, as well as six additional finalists to receive honorariums, totaling approximately $23,000 in program funding.

The top civic grants award winners are:

1. $5,000 to Holy Angels—support of AngelCare: Critical Support for Total Care Individuals without

Families.

2. $4,000 to Gingerbread House — for the organization’s Child Advocacy Program benefiting child victims of abuse.

3. $4,000 to Shreveport Bossier Rescue Mission—support of Vocational Training to the mission’s guests.

4. $4,000 to STARBASE Louisiana — for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) for the purchase of supplies for the public school 7th grade drone project.

5. $4,000 to Heart of Hope—implementation of a Nutrition Program.

6. $300 honorariums were awarded to six finalists in the civic grants competition: Alzheimer’s Agency of Shreveport/Bossier, LSUS Intergenerational Literacy, Food Bank of NWLA, Community Renewal, Literacy Volunteers at Centenary College and Volunteers of America.

Civic grants recipients are selected by the Rotary Club of Shreveport’s civic grants committee through a competitive grant process. The Rotary Club of Shreveport supports the community in funding projects in the areas of education, social services and community development.

The Rotary Club of Shreveport, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2014, is a member of Rotary International, an association of Rotary clubs throughout the world. Our two signature world projects are “Eradicating Polio” and “Clean Water”. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.