To support the community’s youth, elderly and disadvantaged members.
The main focus of the Foundation is our Scholarship program which is intended to help launch post high school academic and vocational training programs. In the past six years, scholarships have also been awarded to host six international students participating in the Rotary Youth Exchange program. Six local students have enjoyed being sent overseas in exchange. Numerous local high school students have attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy near Glenwood Springs each summer. Since 1987, the WMV Rotary Club Foundation has awarded nearly $500, 000 in scholarships to over 230 graduating area high school students. The Foundation has also provided funds to allow children whose parents can not afford it to attend preschool. The funds come through tax exempt donations from individuals, organizations, and from Rotary fundraisers. Some donations are bequests or memorials which endow annually awarded grants, while others fund current year scholarships. Our annual fundraisers include the Rotary Scholarship Golf Tournament and the Rotary Pancake Breakfast. Please consider this worthy cause to empower and educate our local students.