Weekly meetings held at

Medstar St. Mary’s Hospital Atrium

Thursdays at 7:30AM


Leonardtown Rotary Club

St. Mary's County, Maryland

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As part of the Leonardtown Rotary Club’s commitment to Community Service, funding assistance is provided annually to programs and projects in St. Mary’s County that enhance the quality of life in our community. A key element of “service above self” as practiced by the Leonardtown Rotary Club is providing grant funds to local public service agencies and nonprofit programs that provide human services to the citizens of St. Mary’s County. This is a competitive grant process and awards typically range between $250 and $500 depending on the need expressed in the application and funding availability.


Applications are made available in early January via letters to previous recipients, public media and our website. The final due date is typically the first Friday of March.  Members of the Leonardtown Rotary Club’s Community Service Lane review all applications at the Club’s March business meeting.  Their recommendations are presented to the full Leonardtown Rotary Club Board at their regular April meeting where they are voted on. Award recipients are notified in mid-April and the awards are presented at the Leonardtown Rotary Club’s business meeting on the last Thursday in April or May.


Grants Schedule:

Jan 15, 2018

Letters to former recipients, media releases, www announcement

Applications Due

Wednesday, March 2, 2018

Decisions: 4th Thursday of March

Committee makes award decisions to be approved by the Executive Board at their April meeting.

Mid April

All applicants are notified by letter and/or email as to whether or not they have been selected to receive a grant. Awardees are invited to attend the Leonardtown Rotary Club’s business meeting in April.

Awards: Thursday, April 26, 2018

Recipients receive check at Leonardtown Rotary Club’s business meeting.


2017 Grant Award Winners 

We have many wonderful non-profits in our county, and Leonardtown Rotary takes great pleasure in recognizing them annually with checks to help their work making our county a better place for all to live. This year's recipients are as follows: The Community That Shares (Lynn and Chip Burton), Christmas in April (Darene Kleinsorgan), St Mary's County Adult Recovery Court (Judge Karen Abrams), Greenwell Foundation (Jenn Emmert), Patuxent Habitat for Humanity (Liz Stoffel & Rita Reeves), Helpful Hooves Equine Therapy (Sherry St. Claire), St. Mary's County Historical Society (Susan Wolfe & Dr. John Roache), Leonardtown Volunteer Rescue Squad (Rocky Woodburn), Pajama Connection (Sue Smith), St John's Charitable Society(Pat Gray), St Mary's Caring Inc (Eric Barbar & Kristen Millen), Three Oaks Homeless Shelter (Lanny Lancaster ), Historical Sotterley (Nancy Easterling), and the Unified Committee for African-American Contributions (Michael Brown). Thanks, all, for the great work you do!


Grants and Scholarships

Any questions regarding the application or the application process

should be directed to Community Services Chair, Gordon Smith.

2018 Application Invitation - Download Part 1 2018 Grants Application - Download Part 2 20170629_081802