Newberg Early Bird Rotary Foundation


The Newberg Early Bird Rotary Foundation (EBF) is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of the Rotary Club of Newberg Earlybirds. Donations received through the foundation are primarily used to fund bricks and mortar (long-lasting) projects in and around the Newberg community, however the Foundation can fund anything and anywhere it chooses. In 2012 the EBF Endowment approached $500,000. Grant applications are available from any EBF Board member.


The Foundation’s Bricks and Mortar Programs fund “Bricks and Mortar” projects such as:

  • Park projects and playgrounds in Newberg, Dundee and St. Paul
  • Chehalem Cultural Center: Children’s Art Room
  • Newberg sign (brick) at the east end of downtown Newberg
  • FISH reroof project
  • Schaad Park Equipment
  • Lighting and sound for “Shakespeare in the Park”
  • Newberg Public Library Children’s Library expansion

The Foundation’s fundraising activities include:

  • Totachair
  • RotaDent (developed in 1971 by Ken Austin, and continues by the generosity of Adec and the Austin Family).
  • Direct donations.

Rotary International maintains a Foundation as well. Many of the matching grants come from this source.


Foundation Grants:

Below are some of the Grants the Foundation has dispersed funds to most recently.


Download an Early Bird Rotary Foundation Grant  FUNDING REQUEST FORM