Our Mission

Service Above Self

"Committed to making a difference in the lives of children in our community and beyond through our time, talents, and treasures."

Who we are

Chartered in 1994, Medina Sunrise Rotary (MSR) is 501(c)(4) not-for-profit organization operated to promote social welfare and protection of children of all ages.

Commitment to Community

Since 1994 Medina Sunrise Rotary has donated over 1.1 million dollars in grants to the Medina community supporting over 20 charities, causes, foreign exchange student programs, college and vocational scholarships. We also perform multiple service projects each year, including maintaining and caring for Medina's 9/11 Memorial park.

Grant process

We accept grant applications from groups across the county.   Our grants committee, composed of our club members from a variety of backgrounds, utilizes a thorough review process to select those programs and projects we will fund.   When reviewing applications, we look at:

• Does the program or project benefit children in Medina County?

• Does the program or project address an area of real need?

• Is the program or project sustainable?

• Does the program or project goals have measurable results?

We fund diverse programs and projects from groups throughout the county each year. The impact of your donation is felt across Medina County because we are able to support so many different causes. Our careful stewardship ensures our grants have a meaningful impact. And because we are a volunteer not-for-profit service group with low administration costs, 99% of the funds raised are distributed. Your gift goes further.

Grant Application
Get Involved

Join us and make a difference in the lives of children in Medina County. Our members, strategic partners, sponsors, and donors play a crucial role in our work. You can become a member, make a tax-deductible donation, or participate in a fundraising event or community service project as an individual or business.

Our Strategic Charities

Medina Sunrise Rotary is dedicated to causes that improve lives, open the door to opportunities, build relationships, and create a better world, in support of children of all ages in Medina County, throughout Northeastern Ohio, and across the globe.

The Children’s Center of Medina County’s mission is to reduce trauma by providing a pathway to healing for children and families impacted by abuse, neglect, and exploitation.

Today, The Children’s Center of Medina County houses not only Child Advocacy Center services but also Family Visitation Center services, and Anti-Human Trafficking Services.

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Feeding Medina County’s mission is to educate, engage and lead our community in creating an environment where no one goes hungry. We nourish our community with essential programs that put food on the table for children, families and seniors who are at risk of hunger.

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Medina Sunrise Rotary Charities, Causes, Foreign Exchange Student Programs, College, and Vocational Scholarships.


  • College Scholarships
  • Vocational Scholarships
  • Back to School Supplies for Students in Need
  • Christmas Shopping for Students in Need
  • ESC - County Fair Ensemble & Chorus
  • ESC - Ink Spot Publication
  • Buckeye Boys and Girls State
  • Exchange Student Program - Inbound and Outbound Students
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening Camp Tuition


  • Medina County District Library
  • Medina County Rotary Polio Plus Program
  • United Way County Forward Fund
  • 9/11 Memorial Park Maintenance
  • Annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
  • Covid-19 County Task Force

Not For Profit Organizations

  • Feeding Medina County
  • The Children’s Center of Medina County
  • Miracle League of Northeast Ohio
  • Let’s Make a Difference
  • Project Learn
  • Medina Battered Women’s Shelter
  • Society for Handicapped Citizens
  • Live Inspired
  • Empower Sports
  • Shelter Box
  • Cups Café
  • Medina Creative Housing
  • Sanyuka Orphanage Uganda

School Districts and County Education Institutions we support

The Foundations We Work With.

Akron Community Foundation is where generous families, companies and nonprofits make charitable dollars go the furthest for the permanent good of our community.

Go to the Akron Community Foundation’s website

The Rotary Foundation helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.

Go to the Rotary Foundation website

Never Forget

Medina 9/11 Memorial Park and Ceremony

As stewards of Medina’s 9/11 Memorial Park, Medina Sunrise Rotary has taken on the responsibility, in conjunction with the Medina City Parks Department and the firefighters of Medina Fire Station No. 1, for maintenance and the well-being of the park.

We are also involved in organizing the annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony. [Park Location]