Making a Difference, One Project At a Time
The Rotary Club of Santa Monica is proud to be one of the largest and most active organizations in the Greater Los Angeles area. It comprises about 120 businesses and professional leaders who are motivated to improve their local community and the world at large. Our Rotary Club hosts weekly meetings to allow professionals and local leaders to network and make connections with people who are passionate about local and international philanthropy.
The Santa Monica Rotary Club meets to organize events and support non-profits focused on improving our planet. Our Rotarians are proud to make an impact, both along Silicon Beach and across the seas. We are comprised of motivated individuals that feel a strong urge to make a difference in this world, both at home and abroad.
Providing Running Water
The country of El Salvador is dangerously low on clean running water, creating a health crisis for locals in need of basic necessities. With more than 90% of the surface water in the country classified as contaminated, it is vital to make a difference for citizens suffering in this once-lush land.
SMRC was able to fund $40,000 dollars to develop water projects across El Salvador, providing clean running water to more than 2,500 homes!
SMRC partnered with national leaders such as Bill Gates to help eradicate polio across the globe. We have worked in coordination with Rotary International to provide immunizations and medical care needed across the globe. It costs more than $100 million to conduct polio surveillance globally, meaning there is always work to be done!
Helping Families in Need
SMRC partners with numerous local non-profits to paint, clean, and furnish facilities that support families. We work hard to support all types of families as we improve apartments for Safe Place for Youth and Upward Bound House, classrooms at the local high school, and after-school activity rooms at the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica.
Stopping Sex Trafficking
Our philanthropic efforts come in all shapes and sizes, including our annual wine festival in Playa Vista. Last year, our Rotary Club donated $15,000 to Saving Innocence. This Los Angeles-based non-profit works 24/7 to serve, empower, prevent, and advocate for child victims of sex trafficking.
Supporting Malibu Victims
Our club, in coordination with numerous partners across the state, worked to raise money to support victims of the Malibu fires. From food to clean water, SMRC gave back when it was needed to help those risking it all to keep our community safe.
Cleaning Up the L.A. River
Our water is precious, which is why the Santa Monica Rotary Club has partnered with the Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) to regularly plan clean-up days. We also offer photo sales, with 100% of the sales going directly to the cause.
Providing Housing with Habitat for Humanity
Our Rotary Club recently hosted a work project with Habitat for Humanity to build houses for those in need. A flourishing partnership between Rotary and Habitat for Humanity has helped to create amazing differences in communities across the country.
Funding Youth Organizations
Rotary strives to foster the future leaders of this planet and provides a range of programs and funding to support local children in our community. From our local Rotaract clubs for youth to the non-profit organizations that benefit from funding, our Rotary Club is always working hard to make a difference!
Local Business Networking
Beyond the philanthropic ventures and community projects we organize, the Santa Monica Rotary Club also hosts weekly meetings for local leaders and professionals to network. Our meetings are fun, productive, and designed to keep everyone in the loop about what we are doing next.
If you are looking for fellowship and to make a difference with your skills and resources as a business professional, the SMRC is here to provide ideal networking opportunities in an environment that focuses on community development and progressive partnerships.
Contact Us Today!
Contact Us Today!
Ready to Make an Impact?
We come together during weekly lunches to educate potential Rotarians on what we do and how we get it done. If now is the time for you to step up and make positive changes in your community, our club is here to help you get started. The Santa Monica Rotary Club is looking for passionate, motivated individuals to create the best change within our community.
Contact us today to learn more about the many ways in which our Rotary Club makes a big impact in the community, check out Rotary International to see the larger scope of our purpose, and be sure to sign up for an informational lunch!