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, Los Altos Rotary 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 Impact Fund. 
Your tax-deductible donation to the LAREF makes a difference in supporting the club’s charitable activities.  You can donate to:
  • A club program or project (see below).
  • To LAREF’s Impact Fund.  By doing this, you will increase the corpus of the fund which generates investment earnings that are used for the club’s charitable and service projects. 
Ways to Donate to the Impact Fund:
Some of the ways you can donate 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.
The Impact Fund's Nonprofit Tax ID number is 94-2575930
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Program and Project Fund
Support a specific program or project of the club. You can do this by writing your donation purpose in the “Where should your donation be directed?” field on the donation form.
Make a donation to the LAREF Impact Fund
Donate to help build the LAREF Impact Fund.  Your donation will generate investment earnings each year that Los Altos Rotary will use 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.
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund | P. O. Box 794 | Los Altos, CA 94023 | | Nonprofit Tax ID number 94-2575930