The mission of your District 5170 Foundation is to encourage the charitable activities of its participants by providing a vehicle for the administration and distribution of charitable contributions.
If a club does not have its own 501(c)(3) endowment or foundation, use of your District Foundation will permit the club to deposit and hold the funds within a qualified 501(c)(3) organization.
Your Rotary District 5170 Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity, created to help our Clubs and associated affiliates raise, receive, administer and allocate funds in the interest of poor and disadvantaged people everywhere in the world, and, in pursuit of these activities, to assist and cooperate with other Rotary Clubs and/or Districts.  

Orrin Mahoney
District Foundation Board