2014 Lions Club Grants Available

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On May 23, 2013, at its annual Eunice Reed Fund Awards Dinner Meeting, the Milford Lions Club presented a total of $62,400 to 19 Milford area non-profit organizations.
On May 23, 2013, at its annual Eunice Reed Fund Awards Dinner Meeting, the Milford Lions Club presented a total of $62,400 to 19 Milford area non-profit organizations.

Staff Report

The Milford Lions Club Service Foundation will again be accepting applications for grants from the Eunice S. Reed Fund to benefit the Greater Milford Community. Applications may be submitted through January, 2014. Only applications postmarked by 5:00 pm Friday, January 31, 2014 will be considered. Grants will be awarded in late May or early June, 2014.

The Milford Lions Club has established this grant program to enable prospective recipients to develop or expand innovative projects of significant benefit to the Greater Milford Community. In 2013, grants totaling $62,400 were awarded to 19 very deserving Milford organizations.

Requests for a minimum of $5,000 are preferred, however smaller amounts will be considered. This is a matching program, with grant recipients required to provide at least 10% of total project funding, unless in the judgment of the Lions Club Awards Committee the project merits waiver of this requirement. The application letter must include the purpose of the project, the amount being requested, how the funds are to be spent, and a schedule for completion of the project.

Eligible applicants include schools and other youth organizations, non-profit organizations, public welfare organizations, environmental groups, civic associations, etc. Cooperative partnerships involving multiple parties, including private industry are also welcome to apply. Grants will be awarded to applicants whose projects, in the judgment of the Milford Lions Club, will be most beneficial to this community.

Application forms are available on the Milford Lions Club website, www.milfordlions22d.com, or from members of the Milford Lions Club. Any questions on this grant program may be directed to Lion Tom Mehl at 302-424-4789. Send completed applications to: Awards Committee Chairperson, Milford Lions Club Service Foundation, P.O. Box 25, Milford, DE 19963.