The Catalina Rotary Club continuously raises funds to meet local community needs in three focus areas: Veterans, Youth, and Healthcare.

Projects are driven by membership input. The best opportunities to serve are discovered by our own members as we see needs in our Tucson community and beyond.

The Club’s major fundraiser is selling beer at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, the Tucson Rodeo. This activity permits the Club to award $20K to $30K each year to a variety of agencies and projects with the intent that positive change will occur.

We are now Accepting Grant Applications for 2017-2018.  Applications are due March 17, 2017  For more information and application Click here.

Projects funded this year :

  • ALS Association, Arizona Chapter/Tucson – $920
  • Youth on Their Own – $1,000
  • Boys & Girls Clubs – $4,000
  • Old Pueblo Community Services – $5,000
  • Habitat – $2500
  • YMCA – $5,000
  • SARSEF – $5,000
  • Presbyterian Church (camp program) – $2,500

Projects funded in 2014-2015

  • Southern Arizona Research, Science, and Engineering Foundation to support program funding and textbooks ($5,000)
  • Vail Preservation Society, to build and create a kitchen garden ($5,000)
  • Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center to provide training on a new financial management tool ($2,000)
  • Tucson International Mariachi Conference to provide scholarships for three students to participate in workshops during their annual Conference ($5,000)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson to support the “Help a Kid Program” ($5,800)

Projects funded in 2013-2014

  • St. Elizabeth’s Health Center ($7,356)
  • Tepehua Centro Communitario ($4,000)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson ($5,000)
  • UA Child Language Center  ($5,000)
  • Old Pueblo Community Service  ($6,000)

Other Major Projects

  • The Jacobs Park Pool  ($25,000 in 2010-2011)
  • The Refugee Project  ($5,500 in 2011-2012)
  • Stories that Soar, Our Family Services    (VAN)
  • Malagro Park