We do it to make a difference, we do it to help others, we do it Be.Cause.
Started in 1998, the Point West Rotary Club Foundation has donated over $1.1 million to over one hundred worthy charitable causes in and around Sacramento. In 2014, over 99.99% of donations went directly to those in need, and this does not include the time donated by the Club Members to these same causes.
If you are looking for a place where your donation will go directly to helping local families, please consider us.
PWR Member and Past President
Canine Companions for Independence is an organization that our foundation has generously supported both financially and through puppy raising. Our PWR club members have raised over 20 dogs. My family has raised two dogs who have made a dramatic impact on the lives of others. Becca, is now a Facility Dog at Sutter Pediatric Neurology, she sees several patients a day. Becca helps disabled children and their families during difficult treatments.
Kavi, is now a Skilled Companion for Lizzy who has Down Syndrome. Lizzy says, “Kavi is the best dog ever. She makes me happy. . Why you say? She is my best friend. Having Kavi is making me more responsible and independent. I do feed her, take her out to walk, bathe her and groom her. I love my dog Kavi. My family loves her too.”
Executive Director, WEAVE
The opportunity to partner with Point West Rotary and be the charity beneficiary of the California Brewers’ Festival remains transformational for WEAVE. When we learned that we would be the beneficiaries, the primary funding source for our children’s programs was at risk of elimination. The Point West Rotary Brewers’ Festival funding continues to provide stability to critical programs for children as ongoing government funding is not guaranteed or predictable. The support of Point West Rotary allows us to create a safe and stable environment where children who have lived amongst immense chaos and trauma can heal and just be kids again. Thank you Point West Rotary Foundation for your continued community support.
Executive Director, North Natomas Transportation Management Association
The North Natomas TMS’a 50 Bikes For 50 Kids program is centered on rewarding excellent young individuals found in our community, while encouraging the community to learn about bicycles. The Point West Rotary Club has been a dedicated supporter of this program by not only providing funds needed to orchestrate such an event, but by also providing hands-on volunteer support as well. This event demonstrates the strength of a unified community, and Point West Rotary truly epitomizes that. Their support of projects and organizations throughout the Sacramento area is making a lasting impact.
Student Activities Director, Encina Prepatory High School, http://www.sanjuan.edu/Encina.cfm
“The Rotary Foundation has been a tremendous support to the Encina 6-12 community. They have supported us financially through field trips, programs in our classrooms, and providing opportunities for our students in programs such the Partners in Leadership. Students have been able to make connections and gain education through real life experience and network with the Rotarians. Point West Rotary creates opportunities for our students and contributing to their future.”
Executive Director, Reading Partners in Sacramento
Working together as a community, we can improve literacy for all children. Point West Rotary Foundation (PWRCF) is leading the way by supporting our 0ne-to-one tutoring intervention program at Northwood Elementary School. Thanks to the PWRCF, 50 struggling readers are receiving the support they need to read at grade level by fourth grade and become successful in school and in life. Thank you for being true reading partners!
“Sierra Forever Families is extremely grateful and appreciative of the Point West Rotary Club and the PWRC Foundation. The Club’s passion and dedication to making our community and world a better place is constant and profound. Their commitment to raise awareness and resources for our children living in foster care has transformed the lives of many local children. May their spirit and philanthropy be a guide for our entire community.”
Bob Herne, MSW
Sierra Forever Families
The Heilman Scholarship
The Heilman Scholarship provided by Rotary Club of Point West – Sacramento (PWR) is a special scholarship in memory of Guy Heilman, who was a long time PWR member. Guy was the Club meetings “leader of songs”. These scholarships are possible due to a generous donation from Mr. Heilman’s family with a suggested designation of a music scholarship focus.
Festa di Vino
One of the original fundraisers for Point West Rotary, this event celebrated its 14th year in 2016. A night of food, wine, and live auction was enjoyed by over 600 people.
This year saw over 31 restaurants, 25 local wineries, and 3 local microbrewers donating their wonderful fare to satisfy…
California Brewers Festival
One of our signature events since 1994, the annual California Brewers Festival has benefitted deserving local children’s charity organizations. This happening, which is becoming one of the signature beer festivals in the Sacramento area, saw over 3,500 people attend this year…
The inaugural Lunar Lunacy ride took place on August 9th and was a huge success for a first-time charity fundraiser. Over 400 riders came out to enjoy a fun filled evening including food trucks, music and a moonlit ride through downtown Sacramento. Riders departed from the California State Capitol West steps and…