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 We are excited for the 2nd quarter of the 2014-2015 Optimist year!

Optimist International Foundation is “Helping Optimists Help OUR Kids” 

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President Mel Betts is ready to help us start the year off strong!

Read Mel’s second quarter message.


The 2015 Club Grant application is now available!  Clubs can apply for a $500 grant for a new project of the Club.  Applications are due March 6th. 


Optimist International Foundation envisions a Foundation that can provide significant funding for Optimist International, its youth and service programs and is proudly supported by Optimists their Clubs and the community at large!

1.5 million youth are served annually by programs funded by the Foundation.  The Foundation depends on support from Optimist Clubs and individual Members, the general public, businesses and corporations.


Optimist International Foundation holds the honors of being a BBB Seal-holder, and meets all 20 of the Charity Accountability Standards. BBB Optimist International Foundation