Building a Better Community Through Local Giving
The Rotary Foundation of Washington DC has served the local DC metro area communities since 1922. This year we celebrate nearly a century of dedicated support to local and international organizations engaged in a wide range of community development and charitable activities.
Make a Contribution
When you donate to the Club’s local Foundation, it helps to transform the lives of Washington, DC residents. When you choose to donate to International Rotary Foundation, your gifts are transformed into service projects that change lives around the world.
Rotary International Foundation
Rotary International Foundation was founded more than 100 years ago. Since then, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.
With your help, we can make lives better around the world.
The mission of Rotary International Foundation, is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
What impact can one donation have?
- For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
- $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
- $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.
How The Foundation Makes Help Happen
At the 1917 convention, outgoing Rotary president Arch Klumph proposed setting up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” That one idea, and an initial contribution of $26.50, set in motion a powerful force that has transformed millions of lives around the globe.