Robert P. Rotella Foundation: Grants for Conservation

OVERVIEW: The Robert P. Rotella Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to environmental and policy organizations.

IP TAKE: The foundation lacks transparency, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities.

PROFILE: The Robert P. Rotella Foundation was founded in 2002 by pioneering trader Robert P. Rotella and his wife Rosemarie. Robert launched Rotella Capital Management in 1995. Rosemarie also works for the company as a senior vice president. The foundation does not maintain a website, which limits information available on its grantmaking priorities and activities. According to tax filings, the Robert P. Rotella Foundation primarily funds grantmaking related to environmental and policy organizations.

The foundation does not have an explicit environment or conservation program. However, the foundation funds conservation broadly, judging by its grantees.

Grants range from $100 to $35,000. In a recent fiscal year, the foundation gave away approximately $508,000. Past grantees include Bat Conservation International, Conservation International, Conservation Lands Foundation, Round River Conservation Studies, Conservation Fund, WILD Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Society and Nature Conservancy.

The foundation keeps a low profile and does not accept unsolicited proposals.

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CONTACT:

The Robert P. Rotella Foundation
800 Bellevue Way NE, Suite 200
Bellevue, WA 98004