District 6490 Rotary Foundation Account

AT THE ILLINOIS PRAIRIE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

 

PURPOSE:

The purpose of the District 6490 Rotary Foundation Account is to receive gifts, bequests, and donations of money and property in support of the charitable objects and aims of Rotary District 6490 to fund local and larger Rotary projects. Contributions fill the gap between projects of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and projects that are too costly for clubs to fund on their own. The account allows Rotarians and friends to respond to disasters in a timely manner. This account offers Rotarians the opportunity to make bequests for projects of interest to Rotarians in District 6490. It provides an additional option for giving as Rotarians model our motto of “Service Above Self”.

TO DONATE

Contributions may be mailed to:

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

915 E. Washington Street, Suite 2

Bloomington, IL 61701

Or sent electronically via credit card, Electric Funds Transfer (ACH)

Or via PayPal account at: https://ilprairiecf.org/district-6490-rotary-foundation-fund

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For assistance with donations of Securities, Life Insurance, Estates/Farmland, Required Minimum Distributions from IRA Charitable Accounts, and Bequests, please contact the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation staff at: www.ilprairiecf.org, 309-662-4477.

 

BEQUEST CHALLENGE:

Tuscola Rotarian Rick Davidson has issued a Bequest Challenge to fellow Rotarians. Rick will match up to $250,000 in bequests to the Rotary District 6490 Foundation Account. As a member of a small club, Rick sees the District 6490 Rotary Account through the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation as a way to leave a legacy to District 6490 and support small clubs with projects.

 

GRANT PROCESS:

Grant requests are received and reviewed by a committee of five District Rotarians including the current District Governor. The Committee shall be designated to work with the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation to carry out the charitable work and activities of the projects. The Committee may submit project proposals describing the specific needs and outcomes of each project for funding consideration by the Foundation. Project proposals should highlight the charitable nature and public benefit of the proposed project. An estimated project budget and/or description of the expected expenses should be included as well as a projected timeline.

 

GRANT APPLICATIONS:

Grant applications should be directed to the committee chair Heather Stoa: hhstoa@gmail.com. Applications can be submitted at any time and will be acted upon by the committee within 30 days. Based on the committee’s recommendation, approval will be requested from the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation. Applications are available on the District 6490 Website: https://www.rotarydistrict6490.org/.

2022-23 Grant Application

 

GRANT RESTRICTIONS:

Grants cannot be used to unfairly discriminate against any group or promote a particular political or religious viewpoint. In addition, grants cannot fund: Fundraising activities; Expenses related to Rotary events such as district conferences, conventions, institutes, anniversary celebrations, or entertainment activities; Public relations initiatives, unless they are essential to project implementation; Project signage in excess of $500. Grants may not be used to reimburse clubs or organizations for activities and expenses already completed or in progress without special approval of the Rotary 6490 Foundation Account Committee.

 

GRANT REPORTING AND STEWARDSHIP:

A Final Report, with receipts for all expenditures, must be submitted within 60 days of the full expenditure of the grant funds.

 

DISTRICT 6490 ROTARY FOUNDATION ACCOUNT COMMITTEE:

Heather Stoa, Rick Davidson, Arlene Pennie, Surinder Sethi, and Connie Walsh

Committee Advisor: IPCF Executive Director Greg Meyer

Announcements
Past or current club presidents interested in serving District 6490 as District Governor in 2025-26 should submit an application to Nominating Committee Chair Past District Governor Heather Stoa: hhstoa@gmail.com by October 31, 2022.
Click here for Qualifications, Requirements, and Instructions

Click here for Governor-Nominee application forms.

All applications must be signed by both the candidate and the Club Secretary. Interviews will be held in-person the morning of November 5th at the Decatur Club, 158 W. Prairie Avenue, Decatur, IL 62523.


The September Newsletter is available now.
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Jackson, MS, is experiencing major water system problems, which have resulted in a lack of drinking water. Many clubs have asked how to help. District 6820 has disaster relief funds available through the 6820 Foundation. Funds will be used towards projects such as obtaining, delivering and distributing pallets of drinking water and/or addressing other needs.
If you or your district would like to donate to this endeavor, please send your donation to the following address. All donations are tax deductible.

District 6820 Foundation - Disaster Relief Fund 131 Fox Run Road Canton, MS 39046-9633

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Please help the people of eastern Kentucky. The Pikeville, KY Rotary club will serve as the district’s point of contact for cash contributions to a 501(c) (3) fund, through an account with the Pikeville Community Foundation.

Cash contributions can be sent to the following address:
Pikeville Rotary Club Eastern Kentucky Disaster Relief Fund
PO Box 988
Pikeville, KY 41502

Funds will be used for immediate disaster relief for the affected families. More information about relief efforts and needs will be communicated as it becomes available.

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