Ongoing Service Projects

In addition to one-time projects and sponsorships, Berkeley Rotary provides ongoing support for key projects in our community

College scholarships  

Berkeley Rotary funds scholarships and provides mentoring throughout college for deserving students who are the first in their families to attend college

Youth mentoring programs  

Rotarians mentor and work in community service with over 350 youth and postcollege adults yearly with our sponsored Berkeley Interact (high school students), Cal Rotaract (largest Rotaract in the world, based at UC Berkeley) and East Bay Rotaract (post college)

RotaCare Richmond Clinic  

Volunteer medical leadership, regular volunteer support and funds for free health clinic for the uninsured

Dictionaries for all 3rd graders   

Every year we fund and distribute dictionaries to every third-grade student in all Berkeley public schools

Berkeley Kite Festival  

Manage parking and arrange transit to make possible the annual International Kite Festival on the Berkeley marina, drawing 30,000 visitors every July. (In 2020, the Kite Festival was suspended due to COVID-19 concerns. We hope to support the festival when it returns to Berkeley.)

Tilden Peace Grove  

Maintain grove in Tilden Park; each year plant a tree and hold celebration event honoring an individual who has advanced world peace