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Placentia Rotary Foundation

$25.00 – $1,000.00

The Placentia Rotary Foundation raises money and makes charitable contributions in accordance with the following guidelines:

  • Charitable contributions for youth activities and to youth organizations within, or substantially benefiting, the Placentia area and/or California.

  • Other charitable organizations within, or substantially benefiting, the Placentia area and/or California.

  • Charitable organizations which help alleviate suffering in a time of crisis, wherever situated.

  • Other charitable organizations approved by a majority of the members of the Foundation.

I am happy to report that we have received notice that “Health for All: Ensuring Health Care Equality in the Guatemalan Highlands” Global Grant #2349448, has been approved. Those of you who have had a leadership role in a Global Grant know this effort truly does take a village and it was certainly true in this case. From the assessment phase through grant writing and revisions, more than 20 Rotarians, health experts, and those providing administrative and technical support participated both here in the U.S. and in Guatemala. Our team also visited and Zoomed with dozens of Rotary Clubs to secure support, and many of you who are participating in this grant brought other clubs on board.
Marco Herrera and I, with Quetzaltenango and Placentia Rotary Clubs—the Host and International Sponsor Clubs, respectively—are extremely grateful to each and every member of our grant team, and to every Club, District, and The Rotary Foundation which have made this grant possible:

Placentia, CA - $32,500
Huntington Beach, CA - $10,000
San Clemente, CA - $10,000
Lake Oswego, OR - $6,000
Villa Park, CA - $5,000
Clayton, GA - $5,000
Portland Metro, OR - $5,000
Avalon, CA - $4,000
Greater Bend, OR - $3,000
Los Al/Seal Beach, CA - $2,000
Tigard, OR - $2,000
Mission Viejo, CA - $2,000
Russell, KS - $1,500
Fullerton, CA - $1000
Signal Hill, CA - $1,000
Mission Viejo, CA - $1000

Quetzaltenango, GUA - $1000
Laguna Beach, CA - $700

Districts providing matches spanning 100-200%
5100 (Beaverton, Oregon)
5110 (Greater Bend, Oregon) Pending
5320 (Los Angeles & Orange County, California)
7710 (Clayton, Georgia)

As it currently does for all Global Grants, TRF matched District Funds in this grant at 80%.

If you or your Club were not a funding partner, we still appreciate your interest in Rotary’s Global Grants Program. We will be updating everyone on this list several times each year on the exciting progress on this grant. If you or your club are listed above, please read on, as I want to make it easy for you to get your funds in.
The Health for All Global Grant will serve more than 10,000 people in just its first years, and ultimately, will transform a clinic and its ability to deliver health care in an entire region. We will look forward to sending updates.

Care to join us on an upcoming Global Grant fulfillment trip? Or, if you are a Funding Partner, please read on.

Sincerely yours,

Kevin Padilla, Past District Governor (
Member, Placentia Rotary Club • District 5320


Learn more or register for our March 2025 TRIP TO GUATEMALA with Rotarians to see this, and other Global Grants in action!


Rotary Club of Placentia Projects Affect People Locally

Placentia Rotary focuses most of it’s resources locally, in Placentia and Orange County. Roughly a third of our resources are focused global projects, for which we leverage matching funds from the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

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