The Rotary Clubs of Kings County Charitable Foundation began with a dream to build an endowment fund to provide a source of sustainable funding for future projects in our communities.

The Rotary Clubs of Kings County Charitable Foundation (RCKCCF) at a glance:

  • A commitment to making a difference in our community
  • A vision based on the principles of Rotary
  • A dedicated board comprised of Past Presidents of the Rotary Club of Kentville
  • An established and growing foundation managed by professionals
  • Board and committee members donate their time, talents and resources to ensure there are absolutely no administration fees
After establishing the Foundation in 2007, the Board of Directors of RCKCCF were pleased to make the first donation in 2009 to six area food banks.  Since then, our annual contributions to our communities have steadily increased as the principal amount in the Foundation as grown.
Donation history

The PURPOSE of the Foundation is to accumulate an endowment fund to provide a permanent source of funding for humanitarian projects delivered through the Rotary Clubs of Kings County.  Since the final approval from Rotary International was received and the Foundation had been granted our Registered Charity status in 2007, the Foundation has accumulated more than $1,700,000

Qualifying recipients of grants from the foundation include:

  • Services to Seniors
  • Relief of Poverty
  • Programs for physically or mentally challenged persons
  • Literacy, immigration and employment training
  • Preservation of the environment
  • Advancement of education 
  • International Development and disaster relief
  • Advancement of the Arts           
Why should you consider supporting this foundation?
  • Leave a legacy to your community 
  • Trusted record of 86 years of Rotary humanitarian work in Kings County
  • Stable board made up of Rotary past presidents
  • Financial management, legal, accounting, all other costs and services are DONATED, resulting in ZERO COSTS to the foundation.
How can you contribute?
  • Make a donation by contacting The Rotary Clubs of Kings County Charitable Foundation, PO Box 84, Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 3V9, Email:
  • Make a donation of securities.  Marketable securities with large unrealized capital gains now receive special tax treatment
  • Assignment of Life Insurance or Bequests  Please consider a codicil to your will leaving a bequest to the foundation and/or making the foundation a beneficiary under one of your policies of life insurance.
  • Memorial Tributes.  Consider a contribution to the foundation in memory of a friend or family member.
Any one of our Board of Directors would be pleased to talk with you about how your gift can make a difference in our community. 
  President - Phyllis Jarvis
     First Vice President - Tony Gale
  Secretary - Rob Porter                                                                                                    

     Treasurer - Gord Coldwell
     Past President - Greg Trefry
Board Members:  Karen Corey, Elva Heyge, Al Mutch, Rob Porter, Kate Seaman, Garth Gordon