How is the Rotary Club of Los Angeles Making a Difference?

In the 2013-14 fiscal year ending June 30th, through the generous donations of LA5 Rotary members, more than $60,000 in community service grants were awarded to organizations primarily serving the DTLA area.

In addition, the LA5 Rotary Foundation, which has more than $8 million in its endowment, provided the following charitable support:

Charitable Activities $36,969 KABC Spark of Love Toy Drive (Sponsor, levereged to purchase more than $25k in toys) $10,000 Support for International Projects (leveraged through the RI Foundation and other Rotary clubs to $240,000) $25,000 College Scholarships $159,000 Additional College Scholarship Funding Raised $72,000 Character Educations $5,150 Plus Community Service Fund Donations from members (listed above) $368,119 Total Impact (including levereged dollars) $598,119

Service Partners

  • Salvation Army
  • Ability First

Signature Service Projects Include:

Angel City—LA5 has led the District in building this project into a major event supporting underserved Angelinos by providing breakfast to over 2000 residents and over 4000 toys to inner-city children. This year we were joined by Mayor Garcetti and Council Member Curren Price. We were supported by KABC TV to help generate publicity and maximize our impact.

Vocational Contests—LA5 will identify and help to coach local outstanding students at our District Competition in Speech, Dance, Music and Art. The Competition will be held at Loyola Marymount University in April 2015.

SCAM Awareness—LA5 has partnered with DA Jackie Lacey to help curb the menacing threat posed to the safety and security of our Senior Citizens. Due to LA5’s leadership, this program has spread throughout the District and many Clubs are now capable of sharing this important information with local Seniors.

United Way Homewalk—2014 marked LA5’s initial partnership with the United Way to end homelessness in our City. Over 25 LA5er’s joined together to raise funds and participate in the Walk to shine the light on ending this terrible condition for our fellow citizens.

YMCA StairClimb—Our Downtown YMCA is a city treasure providing services and funding to many families who need support. LA5 fielded a Team of over 15 Rotarians who raised Funds and participated in the 75-Flight vertical run up the tallest building in DTLA.