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
The June Newsletter is available now.
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Register NOW for the Rotary District 6490 Club and District Installation on Sunday Jun 26, 2022
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The May Newsletter is available now.
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Time to Submit District Awards Applications!
Club Awards
These awards will recognize a small club (under 50 members) and a large club for their performance throughout the past year. Eligible clubs must meet the 13 of 25 possible goals entered into Rotary Club Central for a Rotary Citation. Clubs will have been actively worked to increase club membership, developed service projects, promoted giving to The Rotary Foundation, and built awareness of Rotary.
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Individual Awards
Rotarians who have made their clubs and communities here and around the world better places to live and work will be honored for their commitment to Rotary. Nominees shall have demonstrated leadership and the advancement of service.
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Avenues of Service Awards
As Rotarians, we channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through the five Avenues of Service which are the foundation of club activity. Projects must be new or enhanced projects and may not have previously received an award. Club presidents should send completed applications for Avenues of Service awards by June 30th to Heather Stoa at: hhstoa@gmail.com.
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Past recipients can be seen under the “About the District” tab on the website.”

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Resources to share updates
Ukraine PowerPoint Slides.
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Recording of International Women's Day Panel, with Ukraine Update.
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End Polio Now Video produced by Rotarians in our Zones 30-31.
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Rotary District 6490 Annual Conference Content:
Watch Dean Rohrs' Keynote Speech
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Watch the Awards Presentation
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Watch the Memorial Service
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