Welcome to The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona

The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona (TRVFA) is a non-profit organization under IRS Code 501(c)(3) whose purpose is to assist those people who qualify under Arizona law to obtain financial assistance to further their vocational studies. TRVFA is an organization which meets Arizona’s Credit For Contributions To A Qualifying Charitable Organization requirements.  Our QCO Code is 20698.
Candidates who meet the eligibility requirements are identified and recommended to TRVFA by financial aid counselors in vocational education institutions. and/or Rotarians and their clubs.
Mailing Address:   TRVFA, P O Box 14412, Scottsdale, AZ 85267
Our Mission and Vision
The mission of The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona, Inc. (TRVFA) is to partner with Rotary Clubs to provide assistance to Qualified Candidates in obtaining education, training, and skill development so they may, in turn, attain career oriented employment and financial stability and contribute to their communities.
Our vision is for students go on to become productive citizens in our state. The education they obtain will help them earn a living and raise their families. Because of their increased earning potential they help grow the economy of the state of Arizona.
Home Page Stories
Rotarians attending the District 5495 Conference June 22, 2019 had an opportunity to hear from vocational education grant recipients telling about the profound difference their TRVFA support has made in their lives.  CLICK HERE or on the image to watch a video of their presentation.
Sofia Ibarra, seated closest to the podium, was sponsored by the Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club to study phlebotomy at East Valley Medical College during the 2016-17 academic year.  She was hired immediately after graduating, but has since completed other studies and advanced in her medical profession.  She has enjoyed many positive transitions in her personal life as a result of the beginning her TRVFA grant provided for her.
Jocelyn Castillo, seated in the middle was recently sponsored by the Peoria Rotary Club to begin a Surgical Technology program July 12, 2019 at East Valley Institute of Technology in Mesa, Arizona.  The grant will enable her to enter a career where she will earn a livable wage while she seeks to achieve her real goal of becoming a surgeon.
Cayanne Nelson, seated on the left, was sponsored by the Paradise Valley Rotary Club in March of this year to study phlebotomy at the East Valley Medical College in Mesa.  She interned at the VA medical facility, and was so touched by what they have given for all of us, that she plans to continue to volunteer there even though her permanent paid position will be with another employer. 
The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona was recently recognized for our transparency with a 2019 Gold Seal on our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile! GuideStar is the world’s largest source of information on nonprofit organizations. More than 8 million visitors per year and a network of 200+ partners use GuideStar data to grow support for nonprofits. In order to get the 2019 Gold Seal, TRVFA shared important information with the public using our profile on www.guidestar.org. Now our community members and potential donors can find in-depth information about our goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress. We’re shining a spotlight on the difference we help make in the world.  CLICK HERE  or on the image to check out our GuideStar Nonprofit Profile.
Who better than a CPA and dedicated Rotary leader to explain how supporting TRVFA is "beneficial to all concerned."  Following is an excerpt from his letter sent to all Arizona Rotarians in December, 2018:
"I would like to bring to your attention a very special opportunity to not only make a substantial difference in the life of an individual and their family right here in Arizona, but take a full credit on your Arizona Income Tax Return for the year ending December 31, 2018 for the contribution!
"In 1990, the Rotary Districts in Arizona established The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona, Inc. a 501(c)3 organization established for the sole purpose of partnering with Rotary Clubs and their members to aid qualified candidates in obtaining education, training, and skill development so they may, in turn, attain career-oriented employment, financial stability, and contribute to their communities.
"Last year only 7.2% (267 out of approximately 3,700) of all Rotarians) in the State of Arizona took advantage of this incredible opportunity!  By making a charitable donation to The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona by April 15, 2019 you will be allowed to take a full credit (up to $400.00 for single filers and up to $800.00 for married couples filing jointly) on your Arizona Income Tax Return.  Your contribution simply allows you to serve others—at no additional cost to you."
Greg is an advisor to the TRVFA Board of Directors.  He served as Rotary International Vice President 2015-16, Rotary International Director 2014-15, and as District Governor in Arizona District 5510 in 2003-04.
To donate on-line, go to donate.trvfa.org.   To donate by mail, CLICK HERE to download a donation form.
Hi! My name is Sarah and you all helped me get my Certified Nursing Assistant license and my Patient Care Technician certification.  I really appreciate everything you all have done for me.
I got a job as soon as I graduated.  I have now been working in the hospital for three and a half years.
I will be going back to school soon to get my RN. 
Sarah is a 2014/15 graduate of East Valley Medical College in their Certified Nursing Assistant/Patient Care Technician program. Gilbert Rotary Club sponsored her TRVFA grant application.
The Estrella Rotary Club recently received the following note from Misha, whose TRVFA grant was sponsored by their club"
“School has been amazing! I finished my program at the top of my class with a 98% and am currently continuing my studying to take my state RHS certification test! With the help of my teachers, I was able to work with a number of different dentists, shadow an oral maxillofacial surgeon and have an internship lined up to begin on October 2nd! I am so excited to be moving into this next phase of my career, and it wouldn’t be possible without the help of you and your organization’s funding!” 
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything. For all your assistance and guidance in applying for and for going through all the steps with me to receive this grant. You've provided me with life changing help that I can never repay. I can now concentrate on my grades and not how I will pay for my schooling.
I will not let you down and you will not regret this help you have provided for me. TRVFA is truly a great program. Once again thank you.
Board Officers & Directors
Chairman of the Board
President (5495)
Secretary (5495)
Treasurer (5495)
Director (5495)
Director (5495)
Director (5500)
Director (5500)
Director (5500)
Advisors to the Board
Roger Bonngard, PDG 5510
Bill Fee, 5495
Art Harrington, E.A., Ph.D, PDG 5510
Honora Norton, DD 5495
Jim Patmos, 5495
Greg Podd, PRIVP, PDG 5510
Craig Wilson, PDG 5490
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