Foundation and Requests for Funding

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.

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 Camp Imagine, Community Resource Services, Neighborhood Alliance, and Second Harvest Foodbank of Northeastern Ohio, and  Avon Lake Public Library among others.  Thirty percent or $17,000, 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 had 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.

The Foundation accepts requests for donations and funding of initiatives which align with our stated mission to develop dynamic, action-oriented projects, as well as programs that improve the fabric of our community and enhance the lives of students, families and children.


This information is required to assist the Foundation in deciding whether or not to grant assistance or make a donation and is provided with the understanding that it may be relied upon.  By completing and submitting this form, you certify that the information provided is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge and belief.