Our Mission

The mission of the Foundation shall be to work closely with the Solvang Rotary Club toward the accomplishment of overall Club goals and objectives.

Our Purpose

The Foundation is a public nonprofit benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for public and charitable benefit purposes. The Foundation is organized for the specific purpose and objective of raising and using funds for the benefit of charitable programs in the greater Santa Ynez Valley area of Santa Barbara County, California (specifically but not limited to educational scholarships, athletic events, parks and recreational facilities, and programs for youths, senior citizens and the mentally, physically or economically disadvantaged), but also secondarily for the benefit of such other tax-exempt organizations serving charitable purposes world-wide as this corporation may determine to be appropriate beneficiaries based upon their charitable activities.

Grant Application Windows

Only 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations are eligible for Solvang Rotary Club Foundation grants.

There are two application periods (windows) during which all applications for funding will be accepted by Solvang Rotary Club Foundation. These are July 1st to October 15th (Period 1) and January 1st to April 15th (Period 2).

The Board of Directors reviews grant applications in November and May.