.The Brainerd Rotary Foundation
The Brainerd Rotary Foundation supports Rotary ideals in local, national, and international projects prioritizing the enrichment of the lives of children in the Brainerd Lakes Area.
We are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and rely on your private donations and the success of our annual fundraisers to fund charitable programs in our area and around the globe.
Our annual fundraisers include:
٠King's or Queen's Feast
٠Peach Sales (International Projects)
All proceeds benefit the charitable work of partner organizations.
We look to fund:
٠Projects with active member involvement and support.
٠Projects that are meaningfully impacted by our grants and that might not otherwise be able to continue without our support.
٠Projects that, in the spirit of Rotary International, address the critical “social needs” of our community.
Local Organizations that have been funded by Brainerd Rotary Foundation*
Forestview STEM Afterschool program
Lakes Area Restorative Justice Project
Lakes Area Music Festival - Music Mentors Program
Bridges of Hope Self-Healing Communities Project
Brainerd Ski Loons
Salvation Army Back to School
St. Francis School - Robotics Club
Mark Munson Rock Music Camp
Community Garden (FFA)
Blue Ox Leadership Group on behalf of MN Adult & Teen Challenge
Region 5 Children's Museum (WonderTrek)
Community Empowerment Fund (Brainerd Community Action)
*Not all programs listed.
Ultrasound Device for Hospital in Honduras (Matching grant from District)
Indigenous Health Center’s Initiative (First ever Global Grant for our District from RI) focused on prenatal care.
District 5580 World Community Service Grant – for a meat producing/egg laying operation in Haiti.
Annual Rotary Projects
Rotary Youth Exchange
STRIVE (Students Taking a Renewed Interest in the Value of Education)
BHS Interact Club
Camp Journey and Camp Journey Reconnect
City of Brainerd, Parks & Rec and Brainerd Rotary Easter Egg Hunt
Immediate COVID relief in 2020
$1,000 to each of the following organizations. 1) YMCA, 2) Salvation Army, 3) Port Group Homes, 4) Bridges of Hope for Operation Sandwich.
$2,000 to The Outreach Program
$1,500 to Operation Sandwich/Sharing Bread Soup Kitchen
$1,000 to Women’s Center/Alex & Brandon Child Safety Center
$1,500 to Salvation Army.
$500 to Boy Scouts
$2,000 to Crisis Line
Contribute to The Brainerd Rotary Foundation.