Rotary welcomes Osborne Trust grant applications

       Grant money from the William and Betty Osborne Trust Fund is available for 2013.
       The deadline to request an application is June 30. Completed applications need to be submitted by July 31.
       Application forms can be obtained by sending a request to: Advisory Trustees, William and Betty Osborne Trust Fund, P.O. Box 6325, Colorado Springs CO 80934; or by e-mailing
       The advisory trustees, consisting of past presidents of the Garden of the Gods Rotary Club, will review the applications and decide on the recipients and the amounts they will receive later in the year.
       To qualify, according to a press release, an organization must have non-profit status and provide charitable services to deserving residents within the boundaries of the trust fund. These boundaries are west of I-25, north to the El Paso County line, south across part of the Broadmoor area and west into Teller County.
       Organizations that apply must not receive tax dollars for their services and should operate exclusively for religious, charitable, or educational purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children.
       The Osbornes were Westside business owners and Rotary Club members who set up the fund before both died in 1985.

From a press release