Support projects benefiting Rotary Youth Exchanges and participation in Peace Conferences; Education and literacy including scholarships, essay and speech competitions in ethical problem solving, STRIVE and leadership development; polio eradication; High School Water Testing projects; Maternal and child health; Education and literacy and Community development
In 2010, the club established the Foundation – now, the North Coast Rotary Foundation, Inc. – as a public charity with non-profit 501(c)(3) status as per the Internal Revenue Code. (IRS No. 27-1750247)
Since inception, the Foundation has funded many local and regional organizations, programs and projects, and has contributed to several Rotary and other initiatives that are international in scope. Over the past five years, the Foundation has contributed approximately $60,000 in support of its mission.
The Foundation has donated $33,000 in service of our youth in our four communities of Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield and Sheffield Lake. Since 2011, the Foundation has awarded $23,000 in scholarships, and spent another $10,000 towards school foundations, world cultural workshops, leadership training, speech contest awards and related youth services.
The Foundation also supports local and regional community service organizations and causes including Lorain County Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Community Resource Services, Neighborhood Alliance, and Second Harvest Foodbank of Northeastern Ohio, and Avon Lake Public Library among others. Forty percent of the Foundation’s total spending in the past five years has been in support of our local and regional communities.
The Foundation has also partnered with International Organizations such as Rotary International’s Polio Eradication effort, Medical Equipment Services Abroad, Shelter Box, and Resource Centers International. Over the past five years the Foundation spent $8,500 to: aid in the fight against polio, provide used but usable medical equipment to countries in need, support clean water projects in Haiti, and send emergency food and temporary housing in disaster relief.
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