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
District Conference Schedule of Events
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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.

The July Newsletter is available now.
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The second Rotary ball game scheduled for the 2022 year is on August 6th, 2022. This game is between the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals and starts at 6:15 p.m.The tickets are $ 45.00 each for the game in Sections 271 and 272 Big Mac Land at the stadium. The order can be sent to Rod Buffington by email: rotaryrod@comcast.net.
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If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact cdwalsh@illinois.edu or rotaryrod@comcast.net.

Please join Rotarians from around the world for this virtual fundraising concert on July 29th. The chair of the Mexican Zone 25A fundraising committee is the Empowering Girls Ambassador for her district and District 6490’s primary contact for the 100 in 100 Tijuana Women’s Shelter project that eight of our clubs are supporting. RI President Jennifer Jones, TRF Chair Ian Riseley will be participating. Enjoy the concert and thank you for your donations to The Rotary Foundation.
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Heart of America Zones 30-31 Summer Leadership Series
July 26 –Think Innovation Not Habit: Fresh ideas for reimagining how we do Rotary in our communities (6:00 – 7:30 pm CT)
July 30 – Think Passion Not Program: Discover what happens when you share your passion with your club. (9:00 – 10:30 am CT)
August 9 – Think Stories Not Information: Creating messages about service projects for attracting and engaging members. (6:00 – 7:30 pm CT)
August 13 - Think Inclusive Not Limited: Reflecting our communities and expanding our partnerships. (9:00 – 10:30 am CT)
Registration: Click Here to Register on the Zone 30-31 website.

SHELTERBOX RESPONDING TO UKRAINE CRISES
Resources to share updates
Ukraine PowerPoint Slides.
Ukraine 1 Page Brief
ShelterBox Current Work Deployment Map.

Videos
ShelterBox USA President Kerri Murray providing an update from the field.
Recording of International Women's Day Panel, with Ukraine Update.
Video Training: How To Enter Club Positions:
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