Rotary Club Benefit Fund Accepting 2010 Grant Applications
The Santa Paula Rotary Club Benefit Fund, Inc. is now accepting grant applications for the 2010 granting cycle. The deadline for applying is March 31, 2010. The majority of the funds which will be granted to community organizations and projects were raised by the Rotary Club of Santa Paula's Faulkner Farm Pumpkin Patch event, held each October at the University of California Hansen Agricultural Center on Briggs and Telegraph roads in Santa Paula. Over 15,000 people from all over Southern California attended the Pumpkin Patch last year, the third consecutive year the event has been organized by the Rotary Club. Additional funds are contributed to the fund by the members of the Rotary Club of Santa Paula. This is the second year the Benefit Fund has accepted grant applications for community needs in excess of $1,500.00 Last year, the Rotary Club Benefit Fund, Inc. awarded grants to 14 community organizations, totaling $67,475.00. The Benefit Fund expects to announce its 2010 funding decisions in May. The 2010 grant application can be downloaded from the front page of the Santa Paula Rotary Club Web site, found at For additional information, please contact Mitch Stone, chair of the Rotary Club Benefit Fund committee at 805-525-2906 or by e-mail at