The Kiwanis Club of Oakmont Foundation
While some of the Oakmont Kiwanis Club's efforts involve working directly on projects for schools and community organizations, much of our effort is directed also into raising funds with the aim of contributing to organizations that already have programs and staff to improve the lives of children, families and the community.
All funds that are collected through efforts such as our annual Pancake Breakfast and Wii Bowlathon and all private donations are placed in the accounts of the Kiwanis Club of Oakmont Foundation which is recognized by the State of California and the U.S Treasury Department Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) corporation (Tax No. 27-3081078). No Foundation funds can be used for any of the Club's administrative costs.
Included in the Foundation Account is an Endowment Fund which donors may specify for their contributions. Only interest received on the principal in this fund may be used to award gifts to other individuals and/or organizations. The intent is to develop a source of funds that will have a lasting impact.
Checks for donations should be made out to the Kiwanis Club of Oakmont Foundation.
Some of the organizations that have been beneficiaries of our Foundation contributions include:
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Santa Rosa
Kiwanis Family House at UC Davis Hospital
The Rock-A-By Baby Book Program at Memorial Hospital
Worth our Weight culinary program
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts Music Camp
Santa Rosa Symphony Music Education Programs
Elsie Allen High School Community Matters program (student-run inclusion/anti-bullying program)
Hope for America Awards to students at Kenwood and Luther Burbank Elementary Schools
Social Advocates for Youth (help and education for former foster children)
YWCA Family Safe House
Key Leader program for youth (leadership and service development)
Montgomery High School Scholarship program
Luther Burbank Elementary School Library Books
Kiwanis California/Nevada/Hawaii Foundation for Pediatric Trauma Care
Project Eliminate (with UNICEF)
Oakmont Veterans Day Parade
Tribute to Vets Luncheon
Kenwood School Reading Buddies
Kenwood School Lego Robotics Program
Oakmont Volunteers Club
Oakmont Grandparents Easter Egg Hunt
Oakmont Grandparents Club
K-Kids Club at Luther Burbank Elementary School (leadership and service goals}
Builders Club for students at Lawrence Cook Middle School (leadership and service goals)
Key Club at Montgomery High School (leadership and service goals)