Since its inception in April 2012, the Playa del Carmen Seaside Rotary Club has made significant donations of member volunteer hours and money to numerous local organizations as well as contributing to the Rotary International Foundation. Our mission and focus remains on improving the lives of children and families and supporting initiatives that will have a lasting impact on our community.
Our current membership of approximately 40 business and community leaders is dedicated to expanding our impact on the Playa del Carmen community by carefully directing our efforts and monetary donations to worthy projects.
The Projects Committee will gladly receive any and all requests for assistance from non-profits and charitable organizations within the Municipality of Solidaridad. We are open to receive applications from any charitable entity for needs that are in line with Seaside Rotary’s mission, support the Club’s service priorities, can demonstrate responsible fiscal management and provide a direct, measurable and positive impact on the children and families within our area of service. Priority will be given to those operating in and supporting needs within Playa del Carmen or secondarily to those impacting needs that extend to adjacent communities.
We are mindful of our approach in distributing the assets and the funds our membership has worked so diligently to generate and have prepared a set of Charitable Giving Guidelines to help organizations seeking support navigate our application process. These guidelines will allow us to ensure that our club resources are directed to projects that are in complete alignment with our mission as Seaside Rotarians as well as Rotary’s Avenues of Service.
A written application process must be completed by all organizations that wish to request financial support from Seaside Rotary. All applicants are encouraged to understand the selection criteria as defined in our Charitable Giving Guidelines. All applicants are required to submit a complete Grant Application which can be requested via email from Projects Committee or downloaded from our website.
The Projects Committee meets each month and applications are due in by the first Monday of each month. Any application received after will be held for submission to the committee in the following month.
Applications will be reviewed by our Project Committee and must be approved by the Playa del Carmen Seaside Rotary Board of Directors. Applicants can generally expect an answer within 6 weeks of submission.