Adult & Teen Challenge Coffee





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Anthem

Total Budget: $1,500

Area of Focus: Economic and community development

Activity Type: Community Development: General

Summary: The Rotary Club of Anthem requests a District Grant of $650.00 for the purpose of supporting the Adult & Teen Challenge Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facility in New River, Arizona. They are building a new business of coffee roasting & sales for fund-raising.


The Rotary Club of Anthem requests a District Grant of $650.00 for the purpose of supporting the Adult & Teen Challenge Drug and Alcohol Rehab Facility in New River, Arizona. This facility is building a new business of coffee roasting and sales as a source of revenue for Adult & Teen Challenge. Steve DeMar, a member of the Rotary Club of Anthem Foundation Committee, has prepared this District Grant request.

The 2018-2019 President of the Rotary Club of Anthem is Hunter Merrill, the 2019-2020 President is Krista Solomon.


Adult & Teen Challenge (formerly Teen Challenge) provides drug and alcohol rehabilitation at nearly 200 facilities across the US. When not participating in ongoing rehab training, Adult & Teen Challenge staff and residents are actively involved in fund raising activities for their treatment facility. The purpose of this project is to work with Adult & Teen Challenge to expand their coffee roasting fund-raising business. Adult & Teen Challenge will use the profits generated from this business to offset their many expenses in running the facility in New River, Arizona. The dollars from this grant will be matched by club dollars to help Adult & Teen Challenge purchase a coffee roasting machine, bags, supporting supplies, and internet marketing ads. Through these purchases the Rotary Club of Anthem expects to help them process and sell more A&TC Roast Coffee to an expanding customer base.


The total budget for the project is $1,500.00. The district grant will provide $650 to the project budget, and $850 will come from the Rotary Club of Anthem's 2019-2020 budget.

Adult & Teen Challenge will provide most of the manual labor in producing and packaging the roasted coffee for this project..

Rotary Club of Anthem club members will assist with the planning, purchasing, set up and marketing for this project.


1. The coffee roaster and related supplies will help Adult & Teen Challenge generate new revenue streams to support their ongoing work of Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation.

2. Working with Adult & Teen Challenge on branding and sales will involve Rotary Club of Anthem members and should lead to better results and higher sales.

3. A media release to local news outlets will explain the grant details, will provide facts about the Rotary Club of Anthem, Rotary International, and its funding model and financial oversight. The intent is to encourage the public to better know what Rotary does and increase awareness of Rotary programs and projects.


Estimated to take 3 months from date of funding to project completion.

Project Contact Person:

Steve DeMar, Rotary Club of Anthem. 602-741-9629, sdemar@cox.net

Project Contact Person

District: 5495

Rotary Club of: Anthem

Primary Contact: Steve DeMar

Email: sdemar@cox.net

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

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History Log Entries


by Steve DeMar

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


by Steve DeMar

System Entry: Project signed by Steve DeMar.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Jim Bissonett

Steve, your club has not signed the Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.). Please go to http://www.matchinggrants.org/admin/qal_list.cgi?year=19&district=5495, then click on your club. Either upload a signed document or get signatures electronocally. We cannot pay District Grant funds until this is completed.


by Jim Bissonett

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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