We seek to improve the quality of life in Visalia though Grants, Scholarships, Major Projects, and Emergency Fund Grants.


Grants from the general fund are based on needs for brick and mortar projects within the City of Visalia or that affect the City of Visalia. These projects must meet the charitable and philanthropic needs of this community See Grants for more information.


Visalia Rotary Community Foundation handles several scholarships including administering the scholarships of the Visalia Rotary Club. See Scholarships for more information.

Major Projects

The Visalia Rotary Community Foundation, in addition to the grants and scholarships, attempts to identify specific needs within the city that can be defined as a special or major project.

Emergency Fund Grants

The Foundation has raised $240,549 from 1994 to 2013 for emergency requests. It has provided grants for freeze relief, direct needs in the Visalia area, and matching funds for food relief for residents of the community.

Projects are determined by the Board of Directors after submission from the public at large as to ideas to improve the community, or from the members or the boards of each of the Rotary clubs. See the Major Projects Tab for more information.