Rotary club opens grant cycle

MARQUETTE — The Marquette Breakfast Rotary on Tuesday announced changes to its annual grant program.

Due to the success of the club’s annual “Fishboil” fundraiser, the club is now offering two separate grant cycles, a press release from the group states.

Small grants will support requests for up to $2,500. Large grants will support requests ranging from $2,500 to $15,000.

The grant application cycle is now open and will close on Feb. 8.

“We are thrilled to be able to increase our impact in the Marquette community,” Scott Knaffla, president of the Marquette Breakfast Rotary, said in the release. “We have a strong commitment to supporting organizations, projects and programs that are making a meaningful difference in our community and for our youth.”

Grant applications can be found online at

“This grant cycle is only made possible through our fundraising efforts,” Knaffla said. “We work year-round planning and organizing this event. Through sponsorships, ticket sales and our incredible auction, we are able to support our grant activity. This year’s Fishboil is set for June 15, 2019. We encourage everyone to come out and support the club on this special day as we raise funds for our community.”

Since 1992, Marquette Breakfast Rotary has donated over $450,000 back to organizations in Marquette County.