The Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch Foundation
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Charter/Purpose: The Highlands Ranch Rotary Foundation, Inc. is a Colorado 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation. The Foundation is managed by a six-member Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees responsibility is to manage funds generated by the club’s fundraising efforts and to make decisions regarding providing support to local, national, and international charitable causes which the club members and the Foundation Trustees believe to be worthwhile.

The major income source of the Club Foundation is the annual Bright Futures Fundraising Event. The Board meets on a regular basis and discusses the results and monetary status of each of approximately 35 projects. New project proposals must be presented to this committee and approved and funded before it proceeds.

Projects: The Highlands Ranch Rotary projects are managed by the Foundation in 4 main categories. The projects of this Foundation vary each year. The following are a sampling.

Local Organizations
Integrated Family Community Services
Hide In Plain Sight
Help & Hope Center (Douglas/Elbert Task Force)
JAMLAC (Justice & Mercy Legal Aid Clinic
Joshua Station
Bessie’s Hope
Crisis Center
Denver Indian Center
Ronald McDonald House
Boys Hope Girls Hope

Youth Services
RYLA and Junior RYLA
Student of the Month Scholarships
Peaceful Schools
Kohl’s Santa Clothes
Youth Exchange Student
RCHR Scholarship
Rotary Readers, Sedalia Schools
Interact Clubs
Make a Wish
National Child Safety – Douglas County Sheriff
YESS Program – Douglas County Sheriff
Royal Family Kids Club & Mentors
CO Children Immunization Coalition

International Outreach
Costa Rica Library, IB Program and Wheelchair Project
Shelter Box International
Rotary International – Polio Plus
Project Cure
El Porvenir Nicaragua Water Project
District & Global Grants

Military Support
NCOA Fort Carson
Crawford House
NCOA Golf Tournament
Rotary Warm Heart
Snowball Express
Warrior Bonfire Program