On April 29, the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore (RFL) recognized its community grant recipients, awarding $65,022 to fourteen community organizations at the Rotary Club of Livermore online meeting.

Founded in 1987, the RFL consists of members of The Rotary Club of Livermore (noon club) and the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley (morning club). As a public charity, RFL provides support to create opportunities for young people, promote community service and improve the quality of life for the benefit of all in the Livermore Valley.

From 1999 to 2019, RFL has awarded $1.2 million in community grants. In 2020, in addition to the $65,022 in grants to community organizations, RFL has given $1,800 for Innovation in Education grants in a matching-funds partnership with the Livermore Valley Education Foundation. This brings the total from 1999 to 2020 to over $1.3 million in donations to the community.

The following organizations were awarded funds from the RFL’s annual grant-making program:

  • American Association of University Women/ Livermore-Pleasanton: Tech Trek STEM Summer Camp Scholarships
  • Arroyo Seco Elementary School: Math for All!
  • Assistance League of Amador: Valley Operation School Bell - Clothing the Children
  • Harmony and Healing: Harmony & Healing in Livermore, using music to help patients in hospitals and other care homes to heal
  • Hope Hospice Inc.: Living with Dementia Patient Care and Family Support Program
  • Livermore National Laboratory Foundation: “Girls Who Code BIG,” Inspiring Future Scientists and Engineers with the Power of Supercomputing
  • Livermore & Granada High School's Safe & Sober Grad Night: LHS and GHS – Safe & Sober Grad Night Class of 2020
  • Livermore Valley Joint United School District: Children's Health Access
  • Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center: Bothwell Arts Center - Audience Chairs
  • Open Heart Kitchen: Children's Weekend Bag Lunch Program
  • Partners for Change Tri-Valley: Weekly life skills training for clients in an effort to prevent homelessness
  • Sunflower Hill: Accessible Planting Station
  • Tri-Valley Conservancy: Youth in Nature Program – Connecting Kids to Nature and Science
  • Valley Veterans Foundation: Valley Veterans Foundation Challenge Grants

Thanks to contributions, fundraisers, corporate sponsorships, bequests and professionally managed investments for long-term sustainability, the RFL will be able to continue support organizations serving the community.

Online Rotary Club meetings are part of how members stay connected in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic and the State of California emergency executive order directing people to stay home except for essential activities.

Donations to the RFL can be made online at: http://www.rotarianfoundationlivermore.org or mailed to: Rotarian Foundation of Livermore, P.O. Box 2181, Livermore, CA 94551-2181.