RVGC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.
A basket is passed around at the monthly meetings. Members and visitors are asked to contribute to Penny Pines, which is a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) reforestation program. One acre in the El Dorado National Forest is purchased for very $68 collected. Our club honors past presidents with the purchase of an acre; acres can also be purchased individually by members honoring loved ones.
Fun garden related prizes are raffled at each meeting for those who "feel lucky" and purchase tickets. At the close of each general meeting tickets are drawn and winners are announced. Funds generated by the raffle go towards the Club's Grant program.