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 that meets Arizona‚Äôs 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
With the applications currently in process, we will have exhausted our funding budget until further notice.  We will use this pause in application activity to review and improve our application process, and evaluate the effectiveness of the programs we have been funding.  Our goal will be to make improvements, striving to make our wonderful vocational education grant program even better.
 
 
Ken and Skip Pollock are strong supporters and believers in The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona organization.  As former academics, both Ken and Skip understand the life changing power of the right kind of training.  In the photo, Skip is on the left with Ken on the right.
 
Ken has been participating through the Kyrene Rotary Club in the selection and review of individuals who have obtained grants.
 
They enthusiastically concur with the mission statement of TRVFA and are grateful that they are able to provide significant financial support.
 
The TRVFA mission is to ensure a revenue stream that will continuously fund vocational education grants requested by struggling Arizona residents who demonstrate the desire and will to enable themselves to thrive.  TRVFA creates lasting change by allowing individuals to lift themselves out of poverty and contribute to their communities.
 
 
 
 
 
Four Peaks Rotary Foundation made a generous $5,000 donation to The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona.  l-r in the photo are:  Julie Ewald, Club President, Allan Cady, TRVFA President, Tim Taylor, Foundation Treasurer, and Sue Hendershott, Secretary of the FPR Foundation.  This is the fourth consecutive fiscal year that Four Peaks Rotary has elected to provide significant financial support to TRVFA through their charitable foundation.  Their consistent support is very much appreciated!
 
This is where we are as of March 19, 2024.  We still have a little over three months in our current fiscal year.  In addition to the grants already funded, eight more grans totaling $16,000 have been approved, and will soon be funded.  Twelve more have been referred to Rotary Clubs for our required Rotary Club Sponsorship Screening Interview, and an additional dozen applications are in our processing system.  Our application process is year-round, so new applications will continue to come in.
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. 
 
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Our mission is to ensure a revenue stream that will continuously fund vocational education grants requested by struggling Arizona residents who demonstrate the desire and will to enable themselves to thrive.
Together, we create lasting change by allowing individuals to
lift themselves out of poverty and contribute to their communities.
HELPING OTHERS HELP THEMSELVES

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