How does the Foundation work?
Since its establishment as a tax exempt qualified charitable fund in 1987, the Foundation corpus has grown its corpus to over $1,000,000. Through contributions, fund-raisers, corporate sponsorships, bequests, and professionally managed investments for long-term sustainability, we will be able to continue our support to organizations serving our community into the future.
Why should we do this?
As a public charity, the Foundation 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. This Foundation provides a continuity and legacy of benefit, and represents the personal commitment of each giver, doer, and recipient to the betterment of our community. This is a hands-on philanthropy where we can participate in the service, see the effects every day, and watch the growth that we nourish here from year to year.
Who is the Foundation?
Everyone who donates or uses Foundation funds is the Foundation.The Foundation is managed on a volunteer basis by an elected Board of Directors who are community and business leaders, and members of the two Livermore Rotary Clubs.
For the record:
- Over 765 projects funded
- The Foundation awarded $1,124,125 from 1999 to 2017 in community grants, as well as purchasing a $350,000 mobile health unit in 2007 which was operated by Valley Care Health System for a number of years.
“I get such terrific satisfaction from helping the kids understand science and see the light go on in their eyes.”
Retired scientist helping to teach science in a Livermore elementary school. TOPS: Teaching Opportunities for Partners in Science.
Jointly supported by this Foundation, the Livermore Valley Education Foundation, and the School District
“Taking part in the Every Fifteen Minutes dramatization of an accident caused by drunk driving probably changed my life. I will be very careful and help my friends to do the same.”
Livermore High School Senior Jointly funded by this Foundation and our Rotary clubs
“The Foundation’s support over the past several years has made parenting classes available to those who most need this help in getting their families started and their lives organized. Thank you.”
The Kid Connection
Livermore Rotary started the SELF program 35 years ago and this Foundation recently help boost its funds such that it can now make interest-free college loans to 20 to 25 students per year.
Student Education Loan Fund