By Tracey Porpora/Staten Island Advance Staten Island Advance
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- If you need money for a good cause, the Staten Island Rotary Foundation wants to hear from you.
The Foundation is accepting proposals for funding from Staten Island-based, not-for-profit organizations for programs that will benefit Staten Islanders.
"This is one of the difficult and important tasks that the Staten Island Rotary Foundation has...to evaluate and distribute much needed funds,"  said John Amodio, chairman of the Staten Island Rotary Foundation.
"It involves half of the members evaluating applications from organizations Island-wide that are each worthy in their own right."
Programs of particular interest to the foundation include those that will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims, youth, senior citizens, the developmentally or physically disabled population, educational or training initiatives or health and wellness programs.
The maximum grant is $3,000 per organization, and the proposal should be structured so that money received from the Foundation will be matched by other funding sources.
The Staten Island Rotary Foundation gains funds for distribution via fundraising events held throughout the year. This year the funds were primarily raised by raffling off a vintage corvette.
Staten Island Rotary Foundation was formed in 1965 as the giving arm of the Rotary Club of Staten Island. Since its inception the club has distributed in excess of 1.5 million dollars to Staten Island organizations, students for scholarships and victims of disasters worldwide. To apply, obtain a "Request for Grant" application by writing to the Staten Island Rotary Foundation, PO Box 140717, Staten Island, NY 10314  e-mail: SIRFoundation@verizon.net or call 718-490-2934.


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