Where Does Our Money Go?


We're Glad You Asked.....


The one sentence answer is...We give it all away to youth-serving organizations in Lebanon and Warren County.

The money we raise through Avenue of Flags subscriptions funds several college scholarships awarded to seniors at Lebanon High School. 

The Lebanon Blues Festival is the single largest fundraiser for the Lebanon Optimist Club.  Our Optimist Club is a service organization (think of Rotary, Kiawanis, etc.)  The thing that sets us apart from other clubs is our mission...we strive to serve as many youth in our community as possible by funding as many programs as possible.  Every dollar we raise with our festival is used to help children and teens here in Lebanon.  Here is a partial list of some of the organizations that have received Blues Festival money through grants from the Lebanon Optimist Club.

Lebanon High School After Prom

Atrium Medical Center Foundation

Berry Intermediate School PTO

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Bridge Riding for Disabled

Brush of Hope

Donovan Elementary School Buddy Bench

Camp Joy Cancer Camp

Child Advocacy Center

Lebanon Cub Scout Pack 528 Outreach

Lebanon Municipal Court CASA Program

WCCS Early Learning Center

Lebanon City Schools Fuse

Lebanon Food Pantry Community Food Baskets

Interfaith Hospitality Network

John McLean Advisory Council

Lebanon Fire Department Appreciation Lunch

Lebanon Band Boosters

Premier Health Lebanon Bike Park

Lebanon Christmas for Tots

Lebanon Theater Company Children's Theater

Lebanon High School Scholarships (3-$1000, 2-$500)

Metropolitan Housing Village Homework Club

National Child Safety Council

Optimist International Jr. Golf Tournament

Lebanon High School Re-do Program

Lebanon Jr. High School Re-do Program

Lebanon Shop With A Cop

Lebanon Youth Spring and Fall Soccer Teams

Solutions Counseling Services

Lebanon Youth Softball Teams

Warren County Abuseand Rape Center

Warren County Arts Council

Warren County High Tech Career Camp

Lebanon Warrior Back Pack Program

Warren County Career Center Student Scholarships

Teen Alliance Council Violence Free Coalition

CountrysideYMCA Gala

and many, many more. 

To learn more about our Lebanon Optimst Club, contact us.


Request A Lebanon Optimist Club Grant For Your Organization

Grant Application (pdf)