Would you like to give back to your community to enhance the quality of life for our youth? Both the Optimist International Foundation and the Bill O’Neill Memorial Scholarship Fund are ways to support youth at the International level or the District level respectively.
The Optimist International Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation that provides significant funding for Optimist International’s youth and service programs and is proudly supported by individual Optimists, their Clubs, and the community at large. The Foundation’s Board of Directors grants funds to Optimist International each year for the development and improvement of International programs. Programs funded by the Foundation serve 1.5 million children annually. Optimist International Foundation depends on the support from Optimist Clubs and individual Members, the general public, businesses and corporations.
The Bill O’Neill Memorial Scholarship Fund supports the scholarships given by the Ohio District to enhance the scholarships from Optimist International for the winners of the Oratorical, Essay and CCDHH contests.