ABOUT US

The Saratoga Rotary Charitable Foundation (SRCF) is the charitable trust of the Saratoga Rotary Club. The Foundation’s primary source of income are the proceeds from the annual Saratoga Rotary Art Show which has been held in Saratoga on the first weekend in May for over 60 years. The Art Show and the proceeds it has generated has permitted the Saratoga Rotary Charitable Foundation to distribute funds in excess of $2.5 million to worthy non-profit organizations.  The Board of Directors meets quarterly to grant funds to charitable, educational and other nonprofit organizations. Generally funds are granted for capital needs, or one-time special project expenses.
 
Mailing Address:
Saratoga Rotary Charitable Foundation
PO Box 2244
Saratoga, CA 95070
 
Email:
 

Click here for SRCF Grant Application

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The Grant Application can be completed two ways and returned with your organization's budget and three references to the Foundation via email or USPS using the addresses above:
  1. Complete electronically using MS Word sand save the document.
  2. Print a copy and complete it. 
Grant applications must be submitted no later than 30 days prior to an upcoming Board of Trustee meeting. The Board of Trustees generally meets on the third Thursday in February, May, August and November.

 

GRANT INFORMATION & GUIDELINES

  1. The SRCF does not grant funds for construction or acquisition of real estate, liquidation of loans or fiduciary obligations, or ongoing operating expenses, such as salaries, rents or utilities. Requests must be for projects comprising quantifiable packages of goods and/or services and include a valid quotation for each identifiable item. Requests must contain the commencement and estimated completion date of the project.
  2. No grant may inure to the benefit of the individual members or the organization requesting the grant.
  3. Grants awarded that are for less than the total costs of capital items or projects will be released when all the funds needed to purchase the item(s) or complete the project have been pledged or received.
  4. The SRCF customarily does not grant awards to the same organization in consecutive years.
  5. The SRCF shall consider grant requests only from tax-exempt organizations. The applicant shall provide evidence of their tax-exempt status.
  6. The applicant shall complete the Rotary Grant Application form (see link above), as no other form shall be accepted.
  7.  Applicant shall include names of three people or agencies that could be contacted as references, if necessary. Please provide telephone numbers and addresses of each.
  8. Applicant shall indicate on the Grant Application the ability of the organization requesting the grant to provide personnel and the number of hours as volunteers to help man a Information Booth at the Art Show on the first Sunday in May.
  9. The organization’s current annual budget shall be provided for review.
Grant Applications shall be evaluated as follows:
  • The need for the program in the community it serves
  • The impact on the audience and the number of people who will benefit from the grant request.
  • Location of the community to be served. Preference is given to projects locally, although requests on the state, national and international projects may be considered.
  • The uniqueness of the program or project.
  • The impact of the request on the organization requesting it.
  • The viability and financial management of the organization.
The Board of Trustees will review all qualified applications. Prior to Board review, a Director shall be assigned to conduct a personal interview with the applicant and then report to the full Board the findings and his/her recommendations. All applicants will be notified of the Board of Directors decision.