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Supporting the Mission

How Your Donations Support the Mission

Lincoln Rotary Club 14 Foundation is the conduit for all charitable giving and community service projects of Lincoln Rotary Club 14.  Your gifts, both large and small, help us to achieve the mission.

Club Projects

Funding for projects such as Dictionary Project, Read Aloud at Everett School, Little Free Pantries, Youth Exchange, International Student Picnic, RYLA, and Birthday Books for speakers, comes from the earnings of our $2.7 Million corpus, fines, and other miscellaneous giving.

Community Grants and Projects

Rotarians and friends have built an endowment, currently valued at $2.7 Million, for service to our community. The broadest area of support has come from our pledge campaigns: The Founders' Group, Centennial Club, Vision 2020, and our current 5/25 campaign to reach our goal of $5 Million by the year 2025, as well as from our annual auctions and Rise.Shine.Give. fundraisers and other miscellaneous donations.

The Foundation's project and grant implementation plan provides for a portion of the annual earnings of this endowment, as well as a portion of the proceeds of our annual Rise.Shine.Give fundraiser, to be granted for club and community projects, while also setting aside a portion of the earnings to build future giving capacity and to support club “Signature Projects” such as the Rotary Pavilion at Sunken Gardens, the Elliott Park and Playground Project, and renovation of Bicentennial Cascade Fountain, also known as the “Teachers’ Fountain.”

Recent grants supported local organizations such as HopeSpoke to support mental health services for children and families. Up to 10% of the annual earnings are used to support Global Engagement Projects we’ve partnered with such as sustainable living in Namibia, canals for water for gardening in Zambia, wheelchairs for polio survivors in Ivory Coast, youth education in Uganda, education for women entrepreneurs in Congo and water tanks in Kenya.

Special Endowments

A select group of contributors have chosen to fund special endowments enabling us to support ongoing commitments such as our Service Above Self scholarships for need-based high school students, the Hartmann Scholarship Fund to alleviate undue hardship for Rotary Youth Exchange students to allow them to fully experience the exchange program, the Miller Math Award to recognize an outstanding teacher each year, and the Martin Legacy Fund annual contribution for polio eradication.