The Solana Beach Eco Rotary Club Foundation transforms donations into service projects that advance our mission to educate ourselves and our communities about environmental challenges and engage in implementing their solutions.
Central to our work as a strategic charity is  the ability to draw on grantmaking tools available through our District 5340, as well as partnering with other Rotary Clubs and Rotary International.
We seek to use these grantmaking tools to support projects that address aspects of climate change, sustainability, education, and disaster relief.
Our Foundation participates in two types of grant programs: Rotary District Grant and Global Grant. Through district grants, our foundation typically donates between $1,000 and $3,000 each year per recipient to worthy nonprofit organizations located in the United States. Under certain circumstances, awards are made to sanitation projects and environmental organizations outside the United States. Our foundation is currently involved in one global grant located in Ecuador. For more information, please visit our grant program page.
The amount collected each year and submitted for matching grants is raised through various fundraising events held by the Club.
The Solana Beach Eco Rotary Club Foundation is an Unincorporated California Nonprofit Public Benefit Entity. It operates in accordance with California Corporations Code Section 213 and qualifies as a 501c3 tax-exempt organization.

Foundation Officers

Richard Stevens
President, CEO & Chairman
Lynn Stevens
Andi Kosnar
Carter Stafford
Ex Officio Board Member
Carl Kosnar
In House Counsel/ Past Foundation President

Disbursements Protocol

No disbursement of Foundation money or property shall be made until it is first approved by a majority of two thirds (2/3) of the Directors of the Foundation. Upon approval, the Directors shall have the authority to appropriate specific sums to fulfill the objectives and purposes for which the Foundation was formed and to direct the Officers of the Foundation from time to time to make disbursements to implement the appropriations.
Upon the Solana Beach ECO Rotary Club Foundation receiving a request from the Solana Beach ECO Rotary Club (“Club”), or any other organization requesting funding, for approval of certain disbursement of funds, the specific recipient organizations and amount of funds requested are required to be submitted to the Foundation in writing by the Club or other organization.