Each year the Richmond Rotary supports a wide variety of community and international projects. The support can take the form of roll-up-your-sleeves-volunteering, financial assistance, or both.

Here are the projects and organizations that we are currently supporting:

Community Support 2021-22

Bike for Kids
Bikes for Fire and Police Holiday Program

CC Youth Service Bureau
Enhance existing recreation area (volunteer)

ECMHP
Shade structure over Genser Play Structure

GRIP
Three computers

Housing First (support from Mayor’s Fund)
Housing for unhoused (Tom Butt’s Mayor’s Fund)

Miraflores Centennial Project 2020: An Immigrant Story (Learn more)
Granite plaque

NIAD
Sawstop table saw, scroll saw, jigsaw

Peres After School Book Club
2 weeks after-school book club (Orinda 8 weeks)

Peres Teacher Support
$100 for each teacher

Pickleball (East Bay)
Lockbox

Pogo Park
Art supplies

Richmond Art Center
Family Day, May 14

Richmond Food Pantry
General support for food pantry

Richmond Museum
Lighting for Arnautof mural

RotoCare
Meals for volunteers

Salesian College Prep
Tractor and Tee Sponsor Golf Tournament

Teen Moms
Gift bags

WCC Salesian Boys and Girls
Summer camp, 4 field trips @ $750/trip

YES
African-American Youth and Family Outreach

 

International Projects 2021-22

Help a Life Foundation
Funding for the construction of a kitchen for a girls school in Ethiopia

La Prepa High School
Contribution for installation of solar panels for a high school in Mexico

Telemedicine
Contribution for a telemedicine project in Monterey, Mexico

Ten for Girls
Contribution for a empowerment project for girls in Kenya

Juticalpa Water Project
Contribution for a  water project in Roatan, Honduras

The first 4 projects were funded in the just ended Rotary year for a total of  $25,200.  The Juticalpa Water Project was approved and funded in the prior Rotary year but due to Covid restrictions was only started this last Rotary Year.

 

Community Support 2019-2020
Total contributions: $67,058

Bikes for Kids
Early Childhood Mental Health Program
Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP)
National Institute for Arts and Disabilities (NIAD)
Parchester Neighborhood Council Toy Drive
Peacemakers Backpacks
President’s Fund (2016-17: WCCUSD Library Enhancement Project)
Read Aloud America
Richmond Police Athletic League (RPAL)
Richmond Art Center
Richmond Community Foundation
Richmond Food Pantry
Rotocare
Teen Moms
Thanksgiving Dinner
Youth Enrichment Strategies (YES)
YMCA
Camp Royal/Venture
Escape Club (LaVonya DeJean Middle School)

International Projects 2019-2020
Total contributions: $11,550

Committee for South African Solidarity (COSAS)
Interact Polio Plus
Rotoplast
Santa Caterina Clinic
The Wheelchair Foundation