Garden of the Gods Rotary welcomes Osborne Trust grant applications from charitable nonprofitsGrant money from the William and Betty Osborne Trust Fund is available for 2015.
The deadline to request an application is June 30. Completed, mailed-in applications need to be post-dated no later than July 31.
Application forms can be obtained by sending a request to: Trust Administrator Martha Beatty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The advisory trustees will review the applications and decide on the recipients and the amounts they will receive later in the year. Under the trust's stipulations, the trustees are to consist of the 10 past presidents of the Garden of the Gods Rotary Club,
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.
The trust also directs that an organization that applies must not receive tax dollars for its 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 they both died in 1985.
Westside Pioneer/press release