The Irvine Rotary Foundation

a 501c3 non-profit organization
EIN# 68-0634111

Background

Established in 2006, the Irvine Rotary Foundation, Inc. is the charitable arm of the Irvine Rotary Club. The Foundation has its own Board of Directors and Officers separate from the Rotary club, with the elected Officers and Directors drawn from the members of the Irvine Rotary Club. The Foundation has tax-exempt status under IRS code 501(c)(3), Charitable Corporation

Mission

The Foundation raises money and makes charitable contributions in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Contributions to schools for educational scholarships
  • Charitable contributions for youth activities and to youth organizations within, or substantially benefiting, the Irvine area and/or California
  • Other charitable organizations within, or substantially benefiting, the Irvine area and/or California
  • Charitable organizations which help alleviate suffering in a time of crisis, wherever situated
  • Other charitable organizations approved by a majority of the members of the Foundation.

Fundraising

Several fundraising events are held each year. In addition, direct contributions from members, local businesses, other Rotarians and the general public help augment the direct fundraising events. Corporate sponsors may underwrite specific projects. 100% of the net funds collected are used for projects; there are no overhead fees or other charges beyond credit card processing fees.

Budgeting

Each year a budget is proposed by the Irvine Rotary Club to be fulfilled by the Foundation. This budget is to fill the Community, International and Vocational Avenues of Service of the Rotary Club.

Download the Irvine Rotary Foundation brochure.

IRS Acceptance Letter

Formerly the Irvine Spectrum Rotary Foundation. Download the name change document

Irvine Rotary Foundation Name Change