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Grants

      

       The Wimberley Lions Club (WLC) Grants Committee (formerly known as the Donations Committee) is the committee responsible for selecting worthy organizations to give grants to fund their activities that follow the Lions service guidelines. To date, the WLC has given over ? million to Lions International programs and local organizations.


       Grant applications are sent out during October (of each year) to previous year applicants. New applicants need to request a WLC Grants Request Form to complete, stating the purpose for the grant funding. All grant applications are due by December 15, 2023. After the WLC budget for the new calendar year is set in December, the WLC Grants Committee meets in January of the new budget year (2024) to review all received grant applications.

      Each grant application must meet WLC grant guidelines. The WLC does not fund national charities, religious organizations, startup operations, political organizations, and organizations with paid staff. Emphasis is on serving local youth and improving the Wimberley region by providing focused funding of community needs through volunteer organizations. Given the amount of grant funding in the WLC budget, the Grants Committee selects the applicants to fund and the amount for each applicant. Selected grant recipients will attend one of two Lions meeting in the Spring to receive their checks.

     Contact for New Applications: If you are new to this Grants Program, you may request a WLC Grants Application Form in writing on your organization's letterhead:

Attn: Grants Committee
Wimberley Lions Club,

PO Box 1749,

Wimberley, Texas 78676


      To ensure you receive a mailed application by November, be sure to include your organization name, your full name, contact phone number, and mailing address.

Duties:

  • Select and recommend specific donation recipients and donation amounts from the list of prospective beneficiaries.

  • Coordinate the donation budget with Treasurer's budget allowance for Club donations.

  • Verify the worthiness of the beneficiaries organization in terms of quality, management and ideals consistent with Lions objectives and principles.

  • Present the proposed donation budget to the Board of Directors of Wimberley Lions Club for approval, and then to the general membership of the club for final approval.

  • Plan and arrange for disbursement of donations to the recipients during regular club meetings so as to maximize the image of the club as the organization fulfilling its mission, "we serve".

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