The Rotarian Foundation of Livermore was proud to award over $94,000 in grants to 22 deserving community organizations. Our club joins with the Rotary Club of Livermore to lead the work of the Foundation, allowing us to enhance our service to our community. 
Pictured are the grant recipients, along with Grant Co-Chairs Bassant Abdelrahman and Mary Anne Rozsa, far left.
Press Release: Community Benefits from Rotarian Foundation of Livermore Grants
May 2, 2022 - Livermore, CA - Almost $95,000 was awarded by the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore to 22 community organizations during the April 20, 2022 meeting of the Rotary Club of Livermore. Grant recipients and Rotarians came together in person at the Robert Livermore Community Center and on Zoom to celebrate the Foundation’s investment in the community.
Since 2000, the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore (RFL) has distributed grants up to $5,000 to local nonprofits and schools. This year’s awards supported youth by funding projects ranging from bikes to wellness centers to school science labs. Other charities received funding for dementia assistance, down syndrome support, and cancer relief services, among others. 
Grant Co-Chairs Mary Anne Rozsa and Bassant Abdelrahman led a committee of Rotarians from both Livermore clubs - the Rotary Club of Livermore and the Rotary Club of Livermore Valley -  in the review of 36 applications requesting over $171,000. “This year’s requests were the most the Foundation has ever received, possibly because of the great need by organizations not being able to hold their normal fundraising events due to Covid,” said Rozsa. “So many of the applicants were worthy recipients with projects that impact our community, and we were able to give more this year than ever before,” added Abdelrahman. 
Funding for the grant program is generated through community donations, Rotary fundraisers, successful investments by the Foundation, and distributions from the two local Rotary Clubs. Applications for the grants are due each December, with the recipients announced the following April.
The major awards of $5,000 were disbursed to the following organizations:
• The Assistance League of the Amador Valley—Operation School Bell to purchase clothes for needy school-age children
• CityServe of the Tri-Valley—Emergency community needs and set-up of a future program of volunteers
• Culinary Angels—Meals for cancer patients and caregivers
• Down Syndrome Connection--Support for families with Down Syndrome
• Hively—Supplies for their diaper pantry
• Hope Hospice—Support for families with Dementia
• Kids Bike Lane—Construction of bikes for needy youth during the Big Bike Build
• Las Positas Veterans First—Support for veterans attending the Fire Academy
• Livermore Heritage Guild—Relocation and restoration of historical Midway School
• Livermore High School Metal Shop—Purchase of a computerized numerical control milling machine
• Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District—Establishment of Wellness Centers at 3 Livermore middle schools
• Livermore Lab Foundation—STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) summer outreach program for high school students
• Open Heart Kitchen—Supplies for Hot Meals program
• Quest Science Center—Outreach to youth for the “Science at Stockmen’s Park” program
• Valley Veterans’ Foundation—Scholarships and funding for veteran emergencies while in school
For a complete listing of recipients for 2022 as well as previous years, please visit the Rotarian Foundation of Livermore website:
Photo of 2022 Grant Recipients by Irving Stowers, Rotary Club of Livermore
2022 RFL Grant Awards Presentation: