More recently, RVF has been raising funds to purchase high-tech educational aids for our local schools. Volunteers serve on the board without compensation, and the City provides the Council Chambers for RVF to hold board meetings, which occur the first Monday of each month. The RVF board is grateful for the continued generosity of community members who donate $2,000 to $2,500 each year to cover operating expenses. These costs include insurance, accounting and bookkeeping fees.

RVF has applied for and received grants of $10,000 from Rotary District 5160 and $1,000 from our local Rotary Club.  That will be combined with $2,500 from RioVision, $2,500 from Hog August Bites, and $10,000 from RVHS Boosters to purchase a new van to transport  Rio Vista High School students to off-campus academic and sports events.”

RVF is also soliciting donations for a newly established Endowment Fund with the long term goal of maintaining donated moneys intact and grant only the fund’s earnings to local charitable causes.

     As a 501 (c) (3) organization, RVF provides potential tax deductions for donors who meet the IRS statutory requirements. Donors direct their gifts to causes such as community projects, medical assistance, youth projects, education, and scholarships.