The Queen City Rotary (QCR) distributed $37,000 in grant awards to local youth organizations at a breakfast meeting on May 21, 2015.


“It’s the culmination of the club’s efforts for a year,” says Kim Griswold, QCR president. “We hold two major fundraisers during the year – a road rally-which is a ramped-up scavenger hunt, and a comedy bowl that includes great comedic talent along with silent and live auctions. This year, we had record-breaking attendance at the comedy bowl that has ultimately allowed us to give away an unprecedented amount of money.”

QCR accepts applications from organizations that support youth throughout the greater Manchester area. This year, QCR received requests from over 40 organizations totaling over $61,000. The club awarded grants to 36 organizations including: 4H, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Bike Recycle, Boy Scout Troop 292, Boys and Girls Club, Breakthrough Manchester at Derryfield School, Camp Allen, Camp Connect/Easter Seals, CASA of NH, Catholic Charities, Central High School Crew, Central High School First Robotics team Chaos, Child and Family Services, Daniel Webster Council BSA, Franco American Centre, Friends of Stark Park, Girls, Inc., Hope NH, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Manchester Community Music School, Manchester Historic Association, Manchester Special Olympics, Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, NAMI, Neighborworks, New Hampshire Lego League, NH Audobon-Massabesic Center, NHMI, Office of Youth Services, Palace Theatre, Salvation Army/Kid’s CafeĢ, Southern NH Skating Club, St. Casimir School, The Way Home, Upreach Therapeutic Riding Center, and the YMCA.