Community Projects

Backpack Lunch Program

This is a joint project of the Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise and the Rotary Club of Sebastopol. We feed 48 families with a bag of staples, typically six to eight different items including fruits and vegetables every Friday of the school year.

The food is delivered by volunteers from the Food Bank, we unload it and pack it into grocery bags which are then picked up by children or their parents during a 2 hour period every Friday afternoon. The volunteers are retired teachers from the local district. It took several months to get the program going, and now we quickly distribute the 48 bags.

Community Grants

The Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise Community Grants Program provides funding for special projects and/or improvements that are of a one-time nature rather than ongoing operational or consumable costs.

We welcome applications during out grant application period each year. If we do not fund your project this year you are welcome to apply again during the next grant application period. To apply for Community Grants click HERE

For questions about our Community Grants Program, please contact Judy Rice.

The Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise provides many community services that are possible as a result of fundraising events throughout the year. Since its founding in May 1997, the Rotary Club of Sebastopol Sunrise has made contributions to our local community through our Community Grants Program.

Previous grant recipients include:

  • Sebastopol Senior Community Center
  • Pine Crest School Playground Improvement
  • El Molino High School Programs: Culinary arts, photo department, woodshop department
  • Analy High School Programs: Speech and debate team, English department, Project graduation, Analy Band, Portable Stage
  • Occidental Volunteer Fire Department
  • Sonoma County Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Program
  • Sebastopol Center for the Arts
  • The Middle Way
  • Sebastopol Teen Center
  • Sebastopol Community Center
  • Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue
  • Sonoma County Head Start
  • Sebastopol Chamber of Commerce
  • Forestville Firefighters Association
  • Occidental Volunteer Fire Department
  • YMCA California Odyssey of the Mind
  • West County HealthCare Foundation

Not currently accepting Community Grant Applications. Watch for announcement in local newspapers in Feb-Mar 2019.