Evergreen Rotary Foundation, Inc

Donors to the many projects and programs of Evergreen Rotary Foundation can be assured that 100 percent of funds raised go to charitable purposes. Projects go through a rigid screening process at both the Club level and the Foundation level to ensure they meet criteria established by the board.

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Sponsorship Program

Class

Public, Society Benefit 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Adults
General population
Immigrants, Newcomers, Refuges
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

This program funds publicity for the Rotary Club of Evergreen and Evergreen Rotary Foundation. The cost of a sponsorship is $1,200.00 per year payable in a single payment by check made out to the Evergreen Rotary Foundation, or in monthly payments of $102.00 ($100.00 plus a $2.00 service fee) through ColoradoGives.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Publicity for the many programs and projects of the Evergreen Rotary Club and Foundation has had a major influence in generating increased membership and donations needed to support those programs and projects.

Rotary Wildfire Ready

Class

Public Safety, Disaster Services 

Beneficiaries

General population

Description

Our mission is to increase wildfire readiness in our community to help keep you and your family stay safe.
​Watch for wildfire educational events in your area to help you become better prepared for wildfire.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Rotary Wildfire Ready is a new program of the Rotary Club of Evergreen.

Quetzal University Fund

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Ethnic/Racial Minorities
Females
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
Young Adults (20-25 years)

Description

The Quetzal University Fund provides university scholarships for young Mayan Women in Guatemala

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Evidence of Program's Success

This program began in 2016 and therefore has no graduates as yet. However, 41 of 43 students entering university with Quetzal Fund scholarships are currently enrolled and achieving above average grades. To date, three nursing students have received nursing certificates equivalent to an RN and are working in their communities at hospitals and clinics while completing their Bachelors of Nursing degrees. Many more are engaged in work within their fields of study on a part time basis while attending university. Nearly all are earning in excess of the median wage in Guatemala.

Imagination Library

Class

Education 

Beneficiaries

Children (4-12 years)
Infants/Young Children (birth - 3 years)

Description

The Imagination Library is a program of the Dollywood Foundation, founded by Dolly Parton. The Evergreen Rotary Foundation, together with the Rotary Clubs of Conifer, Clear Creek, Mountain Foothills, and Peak-to-Peak, are local sponsors. The program provides age appropriate books each month to children from birth to age five with the goal of encouraging early childhood development and through parents reading to their children. The program serves an area which includes portions of Jefferson, Clear Creek, Park, and Gilpin counties in the foothills area.

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Evidence of Program's Success

There are nearly 1.4 million kids registered internationally in the Imagination Libraery Program with nearly 120 million books mailed since 1995. The success of the program is borne out by the longevity of the program and the numbers of participants, but it is also strongly supported by the numerous letters of thanks received locally from parents citing examples of their children excelling in reading and developing strong interest in their local library.

Mountain Backpack Program

Class

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition 

Beneficiaries

Adolescents/Youth (13-19 years)
Children (4-12 years)
Parents
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
Teachers

Description

Mountain Backpacks is a supplemental food program with a mission is to help kids stay full and focused throughout the school year. It provides weekend meals, weekly snacks and holiday food boxes to families enrolled in the program at seven area schools in Jefferson County, two in Clear Creek county, and one in the City of Lakewood. The program supports teachers by providing emergency snacks for their classrooms and operates food pantries to meet the needs of older students. It is a service project of the Evergreen Rotary Foundation and Evergreen Lutheran Church and a proud partner of the Food Bank of the Rockies.

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Evidence of Program's Success

There is ample evidence in the literature to link nutrition with learning. Existing data suggests that with better nutrition students are better able to learn, students have fewer absences, and students' behavior improves, causing fewer disruptions in the classroom. This is supported by the numerous testimonials by parents regarding improved academic performance by their children while participating in the Backpack Program.

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