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The Rotary Club of Los Altos works to improve the lives of youth and families locally and around the world.  It does this through its service, grants to nonprofits, youth scholarships and leadership training, global World Community Service programs, and numerous other charitable activities.
 
The club formed Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund (LAREF) as a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit to more effectively run its charitable activities.  Each year, LAREF identifies and funds charitable grants, scholarships, and local and global programs that are in line with the club’s goals.  The charitable funds come from your donations, fundraisers (such as the Fine Art in the Park show), and annual earnings from the LAREF Impact Fund (the endowment). 
 
 
Your tax-deductible donation to LAREF makes a difference in supporting the club’s charitable activities.  You can donate to:
 
Ways to Donate to LAREF:
Some of the ways you can donate to LAREF include:
  • Online (below).
  • Send a check to Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund, P. O. Box 794, Los Altos, CA  94023 (write the donation purpose on your check’s memo line).
  • Donate appreciated stock.  Download the stock donation form.
  • Donate up to $100,000 of your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from your IRA (if you are at least 70 ½ ).
  • Donate from your Donor Advised Fund.
  • Donate real property.
 
LAREF's Nonprofit Tax ID number is 94-2575930
 
LAREF Program/Project Fund
Support a program or project of the club.  (Note: When you go into Paypal, please note the program/project/purpose of your donation.  You can do this by writing your donation purpose after the question “Where should your donation be directed?”.  This question is directly below the donation amount.)
LAREF Impact Fund (the endowment)
Donate to the LAREF Impact Fund.  This fund provides investment earnings each year that LAREF uses to help more children and families through the club’s grants, scholarships, and global programs.
 
Veterans Committee supporting the Veterans Resource Center at Foothill College
 
Child Health and AIDS Prevention 
Formerly the Los Altos Rotary AIDS Project, this committee focuses on maternal and child health projects in Africa and around the world.
 
Varni International Scholarship Fund
This fund honors the memory of Los Altos Rotary Club Past President Allan Varni (2018-2019), who passed away on August 6, 2020.
Make a check out to LAREF (Varni Fund) and mail to P.O. Box 794, Los Altos, CA 94023.
Donation in Honor of William (Bill) Moison, who passed away on December 3, 2020. Make a check out to LAREF (Moison Fund) and mail to P.O. Box 794, Los Altos, CA 94023.