In 2008 our club formed a California non-profit foundation. The Foundation a 501c3, has a mission to support the efforts of the Paradise Rotary Club and Rotary International. The Paradise Rotary Foundation functions separately from the club. The foundation’s board has six directors, all of which must be members in good standing of the Paradise Rotary Club. The directors serve a 3-year term with 2 terming out each year. The Club’s President serves as one of the directors and is encouraged to sit in on board meetings as soon as they become President-Elect.
Since the Foundation was formed it has funded numerous local and international projects. It has donated over $30,000 in Mini-Grants to Paradise Elementary Classrooms. It funds two college scholarships each year for Paradise students and funds two students to attend a week-long leadership training camp. The foundation regularly supports the Paradise Boys and Girls club and numerous other local worthy causes.
Internationally the Foundation has funded two water projects in Tanzania. These funds were matched both by Rotary District 5160 but also by Rotary International tripling our contribution to these critical projects. We also are funding projects in Mexico, converting buildings into classrooms.
Recent changes in the bylaws of the foundation have laid the groundwork for the foundation to accept endowments, allowing members and civic-minded citizens to leave a lasting legacy to our community and world.
For more information about the foundation call 530.413.7725.