The Camden Rotary Club has announced the names of eight local non-profit organizations that will receive grants totaling $25,000 this year.

Midcoast Hospitality House, a regional resource center for homeless and low-income individuals, was selected to receive $10,000, which will help the organization become fully operational in offering shelter and assistance to more than 20 people in the local area.

Two other large grants of $5,000 each will go to the Bay Chamber Music School and the Penobscot Bay YMCA, which is building a new playground.

The playground project is part of the club’s Youth-are-the-Future program, a major effort to support the development and education of youth in the Knox County area.

Money raised through sponsorships of the club’s Music-by-the-Sea concerts on July 4 will go toward Youth are the Future, which also supports post-secondary scholarships, international youth exchange programs, the Interact Club at Camden Hills Regional High School, a Rotary Youth Leadership Award, camp scholarships and many other initiatives.

The following organizations will each receive $1,000 grants: Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine; Area Interfaith Outreach; Mid-Coast Health Net; Camden-Rockport Historical Society; and Coastal Children's Museum.

Each year the Camden Rotary Club provides financial support in the form of grants to organizations that work to improve the lives of people in Knox County and the town of Lincolnville. Grant applications for 2015 will be available early in the year.