The Rotary Foundation of Media recently gave grants to six organizations. Grants focus on the five areas of emphasis of Rotary International: Water and Sanitation, Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy, Economics and Community Development, Disease Prevention and Treatment.

The Elwyn Davidson School received $623.96 as part of a total project cost of $1559.60 to provide additional greenhouse lighting for its Aquaponics Greenhouse program that helps 367 students with multi-disabilities to experience hands on education and skills training.

Stop Hunger Now is a service project of Penncrest Interact Club to make 10,000 meals during Penncrest Pride Day. The organization received $1000 and is working to raise an additional $2000. The meals are distributed by the Stop Hunger Now organization to areas
of natural disaster or refugee resettlement.

The foundation gave $1000 to the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum to help develop its new educational program on the Vietnam War. It also gave $1000 to Family Support Line to purchase effective educational booklets on Child Abuse Prevention Education that would be distributed around the county.

2017 Penncrest AM prom received $1000 to help fund an after prom “safe” party for students after the Senior prom. The event is organized by parents who also raise funds for the event.
The Media Rotary Foundation joined other area Rotary clubs to support music therapy for Autistic Children. The grant of $1150 provides financial assistance to an autistic child from a low income family to receive therapy through the MusicWorks Wonders program.

The Foundation is also providing grants for two international projects in Ecuador. Global grants to Ecuador. A “Teaching Skills” program in early childhood education was approved for $5,250, which will receive matching grants from other clubs, rotary districts and Rotary International Foundation for a total project of $35,000.
A grant to provide Microcredit to Tribal Women in La Esperanza, Pedro Moncayo, Ecuador will receive $5000 from the Rotary Foundation of Media and with matches similar to those described above, will result in $50,000 to help 60 families start businesses and become self sufficient.