The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise Charitable Foundation is pleased to announce the following 2012 awards were presented at the August 1 meeting:
- Girls, Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara: You Grow Girl Conference inspires and enlightens girls and their parents or guardians through workshops and activities that break traditional patterns, foster leadership, and build self-confidence. The conference will be held in October.
- Isla Vista Youth Project: Summer Program is held on site at Isla Vista Elementary School, all-day during the summer months. The program offers a variety of educational and enrichment activities in mathematics, literacy and science, sports, arts and crafts, field trips, and nutritional snacks.
The Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise Charitable Foundation, a §501(c)(3) charitable organization, was formed in June 1993 for the charitable, humanitarian and educational purposes. The Sunrise Foundation raises money in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise to fund service projects locally and internationally and fund grants to nonprofit organizations.
The Sunrise Foundation raises funds by asking members and the general public to make annual commitments. In addition, the Sunrise Foundation holds fundraising events such as the 27th Annual Sunrise Rotary Golf Classic which was held on May 21, 2012 and the 41st Annual Old-Time Fiddlers' Convention and Festival is scheduled for October 14, 2012. US federal tax identification number: 91-1752304
The Sunrise Foundation reviewed grant applications received prior to the submission deadline of April 28, 2012.
Grant awards have been presented at club meetings during the summer months.
Photo: David Velarde, President, Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise; Juan Pimentel, After School Program Director, and LuAnn Miller, After School Program Director, Isla Vista Youth Project; Charles Caldwell, Director of Advancement, Girls, Inc.; and Judith McCaffrey, Vice President, Rotary Club of Santa Barbara Sunrise Charitable Foundation.