Los Olivos Rotary believes that Community Service is not limited to just our local area. Our greater community includes everything that is not covered by our other Avenues of Service. In short, our nation is our greater community.
Every year, a significant portion of the funds raised from our Jazz and Olive Festival are allocated to the Community Service Committee which researches the needs of our greater community and makes recommendations to our Foundation's board of directors.
The majority of our community service grants are for $1000 or less, but there are exceptions. Most years, the club is eligible for a matching grant from Rotary District 5240 and these grants are frequently used for community service projects, often in collaboration with other Rotary clubs.
Click the here if your organization would like to apply for a community service grant from Los Olivos Rotary.
Veggie Rescue here in the Santa Ynez Valley received a $500 grant in support of their great work to "rescue" produce from agricultural fields and farms and share them with schools, senior residence programs, food banks and more!