With the end of the 2023-24 Rotary year comes the completion of the 2023-2024 Bedford Rotary Foundation Grant Cycle.  The Board of Trustees received many worthwhile applications for funding and is pleased to announce the following list of recipients:
Bedford Projects
  • Alex Mattson Eagle Scout Project- Construction of a fence for the Davis School Garden

  • Bedford TV- Video editing software to teach classes to students of all ages

  • BHS All Night Graduation Party- Support safe, substance-free overnight party for Class of 2024

  • BHS Best Buddies Club- Attend the Best Buddies Leadership Conference at Indiana University

  • BHS DECA Club- Attend the DECA State Competition in Boston

  • BHS Relay for Life Club- Sponsor bounce house, dunk tank, food supplies and craft supplies

  • BHS Theater Department- Support Addams Family Spring Musical

  • Bedford Taxation Aid Committee- Help defray real estate taxes of elderly and disabled persons

  • Domestic Violence Services Network (DVSN)- Computer at Bedford Police Station and Support annual fundraiser

  • First Church of Christ- Donation to support initiatives as a thank you for use of meeting space

Community Projects

  • Pints for Polio- Partnering club to support Rotary End Polio Now Campaign

  • SmileMASS- Support Capital Campaign to build accessible recreation facilities for persons with disabilities

International Projects

  • Child Welfare and Development Project (CWADeP) in Sierra Leone- Purchase learning materials and uniforms for vulnerable children 

  • Clubfoot Society in Kenya- Fund boots project to create shoes for adults afflicted by clubfoot

Bedford Rotary Projects

  • Trunk or Treat- gave away Milkweed seeds to promote pollination gardens

  • Bicycle Safety Day- gave away 100 free bicycle helmets in conjunction with The Residence, Bedford Police Department, and Bedford Recreation Department

District Rotary Grants in conjunction with Rotary Club of Concord

  • Meals of Hope Meal Packaging

  • Mental Health Projects in Bedford, Concord, and Lowell

Global Rotary Grants

  • Friendly Water for the World- Building water catchment basins at rural schools in Kambiri, Kenya

  • Moving Health- Supporting medical transportation in rural Accra, Ghana


I would like to extend a warm thank you to the members of the 2023-2024 Board of Trustees for their dedication and thoughtful contributions:  Ralph Hammond, Al Roscoe, Joel Berenson, Diana Jarvis, Tom Pinney, Joan Birmingham, and Diane Hughes.  


Dawn Kociubes

Bedford Rotary Foundation Chairperson