Seventeen local organizations will receive more than $40,000 in grant awards when the Hayward Rotary Club meets for its lunch meeting on Monday, March 25. The club has a long tradition of supporting Hayward nonprofits with individual grants ranging from $500 to $3,000. Representatives of this year's recipients will be on hand to make brief comments on how their grant allocation will be used.
The application process begins with announcement of the program each fall. This year's applications were reviewed and scored by a committee of Rotarians chaired by retired Chabot College President Bob Carlson. Other committee members are Hayward Mayor Mark Salinas, Valerie Caveglia, Robin Wilma, Mona Diamantine, and Barbara Halliday.