Signature Project

Rotary Club of Greater Bend Signature Project

At GBRC, our signature project focuses on unlocking the potential of children and families by addressing root causes and meeting unmet needs, resulting in lasting change.

As funding allows the Rotary Club of Greater Bend awards large grants to fund Signature Projects in our community.

Mission:  The RCGB Signature Project Grant is dedicated to forging a brighter future for our children, youth, and families by providing funding and other support for projects that bring about enduring change and address the fundamental challenges faced by children and their families in our community.

Our Vision  Bend, Oregon is a community where CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES, regardless of their background or circumstances, can THRIVE and REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. We believe in a comprehensive approach that addresses all components necessary for the well-being of our children, youth, and families.

Award Criteria To be eligible for a Signature Project Grant, organizations should meet the following criteria:

Project Criteria

  • The project must serve children or their families within the Greater Bend community.
  • The applicant should be a nonprofit organization.
  • The project should be operated by an organization with a stable track record within the community.
  • Projects should have a long-term, broad, community-wide impact.
  • The project’s focus should align with our mission, addressing the root causes of issues affecting children and/or youth or their families in the community.
  • Projects must center on capital development or substantial improvement projects rather than operational costs.
  • The project should fulfill unmet needs in our community.
  • Rotary funding should be seen as a Kickstarter rather than a long-term commitment.

Nonprofit organizations can sign up here to be notified when our club is considering new projects.

Past signature projects include:

  • 2019 – J Bar J Youth Services Vocational Training Building
  • 2016 – Bethlehem Inn Commercial Kitchen
  • 2005 – Rotary Centennial Park (Reed Market Road)
  • 1999 – Boys & Girls Club Founding & Building Remodel
  • 1994 – Rosie Bareis Campus (KIDS Center) Building
  • 1991 – Habitat for Humanity Home Build

We were the first service club in the USA to fully pay for and members built an entire Habitat house!