The Awards given by the Tustin -Santa Ana Rotary Club Foundation are financial gifts to Orange County based non-profit organizations and agencies. The purpose of the Rotary Awards is to provide a mechanism whereby the Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary Club may support and encourage organizations which promote service to the community and its residents. Award recipients will be selected by the Board of Directors of the Tustin – Santa Ana Rotary Club Foundation .
Service to people is the aim of the Rotary Awards. The community programs should demonstrate substantial involvement of volunteers in the programs requesting aid. Entrants should demonstrate:
- how their project or organization best fits the motto of “Service Above Self”;
- a desire to achieve the maximum benefit-to-cost ratio;
- a belief in an organization exhibiting sound fiscal policy;
- a belief that the preponderance of financial support should come from the local community; and
- an ability to generate revenue from multiple sources, with emphasis upon service projects for which support is limited.
Emphasis is placed, as nearly as possible, on programs providing assistance based on true need regardless of race, creed , sex or age.
Each year a number of awards are given in amounts of $500 to $1500 each. Additionally, a major award may be given in the range of $2,000 to the recipient that best demonstrates the Rotary value of “Service Above Self.”
Applications are generally received during the first quarter of each year. They are available through club member or online
Contributions to the Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary Club Foundation :
The Club Foundation, an adjunct of the Tustin-Santa Ana Rotary Club , was established and endowed 1n 1984. The continuing support for awards and additions to the endowment are provided on an annual basis by the Rotary Club and its many friends. The Club Foundation is an exempt Section 50 1(c)3 organization, ensuring that donations to the Club Foundation are deductible. Direct donations to the Club Foundation build the endowment, thereby providing continued growth in support for the community and its citizens. If you are interested, you could include the Club Foundation in your annual giving.