Community Service Awards

Rotary Year 2022-23

OrganizationAward amount
Fusion GP$1500
Rogue River Institute$1409
Southern Oregon Aspire$1058
Boys & Girls Club$1033
Wildlife Images$1000
Crossing Bridges$1000

Fusion GP (Fusion Performing Arts Alliance)

Established in 2017 – this non profit organization has recently relocated and expanded to Grants Pass. Our mission, is to provide a facility for expert, innovative and personal instruction to children and young adults in dance and theatrical arts while providing a caring, safe and supportive environment. We feel this creates confident and enthusiastic dancers, performers, and individuals. We will serve kids and young adults in our community by teaming with Fusion Dance Arts Academy and Training With Jocelyn. With the extensive background of our team, we expect to be the leader in quality dance and performing arts training in the area.

Rogue River Institute

It is our mission to provide white water rafting adventures for persons with disabilities on the Rogue River of Southern Oregon. Trips allow participants a chance to break physical barriers and get a taste of the wild as we splash our way down the river.

Southern Oregon Aspire

lnstead of placing their loved ones in a state institution or restricting their interaction to only their home, these parents sought after a better life for their children. 46 years later, Southern Oregon Aspire is still “lnspiring Unlimited Opportunities for People to Create the Life They Choose.” We provide residential supports, community living supports, community employment training and placement and daily community activlties.

That group of parents in 1975 believed their children had the right to live the life they choose. Today at Southern Oregon Aspire, we continue to make that belief a reality as we support over 150 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Josephine County and help them live the life they choose.

Boys and Girls Club

To provide year-round positive, fun and safe places for all youth, helping them to build self-esteem and develop skills necessary to make right choices, becoming responsible and productive citizens.

Wildlife Images

The organization’s clinic, animal sanctuary, and education center are located on 24 acres of land adjacent to the wild and scenic section of Oregon’s famous Rogue River. Animals treated at Wildlife lmages have included everything from baby squirrels and badgers to American bald eagles.

Wildlife lmages Rehabilitation and Education center is open for public tours throughout the year, and has a very active educational outreach component. Off-site programs featuring birds of prey, mammals, and reptiles are available. On-site programs are conducted in the J. David Siddon Community Education Center. Thousands of children visit the shelter each year on educational field trips, enhancing their knowledge of nature and wildlife preservation.

Wildlife lmages has an ongoing mission to Save Wildlife, and is accredited by the Zoological Association of America. Meeting and exceeding the stringent standards of the ZAA is another way we show our dedication to improving this world.

Crossing Bridges

Crossing Bridges is a therapeutic riding center serving students ages 3+ in the Rogue Valley. We serve special needs students as well as able-bodied individuals. We serve over 100 students at Crossing Bridges each week for lessons. Our goal is to encourage positive behaviors and choices in the youth in our community. We have an amazing team of instructors, volunteers, and horses who all care deeply about these kids and seeing their growth each week as they reach new goals.