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 is applying for help from professional sports franchises in the bay and valley areas to provide new vans for Rio Vista High School sports teams to transport players and equipment to away games. 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.