Rotary Foundation Of Santa Rosa

Helping Hands Raising Hearts since 1989


Who are we ?

The Foundation is the charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa, a Federal tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charity. Gifts to the Foundation are tax deductible. The Foundation is comprised of fifteen board trustees from the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa. The board of the Foundation takes pride in that 98% of all donations go directly to support the local community.

Who do we support ?

Grants are awarded to non-profit local organizations and scholarships are provided to community college students in the Santa Rosa area. 

Local projects are supported in six areas of interest:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Quality of Life
  • Help for the Less Fortunate
  • Education for All Ages
  • Abused and Battered People
  • Children & Youth

Organizations that have benefited from recent contributions include: CHOPS Teen Center, Lime Foundation, Salvation Army, Women’s Recovery Services and the YWCA/YMCA


The Foundation was incorporated in 1989 as a charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa – the oldest and largest Rotary Club in Sonoma County.  For over 30 years the Foundation has funded charitable organizations with community grants and local college students with education scholarships. Initially donations came solely from Rotary members and then expanded to include funding from community patrons and businesses. In 2005 the corpus assets had grown to half a million dollars and today amount to almost two million dollars.

For More information on the ways the Rotary Club of Santa Rosa Foundation supports the community, download the Foundation Brochure and Annual Report. Please donate to help our community.