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.

Annual Fund Drive for our Local Foundation

Each year, the members of our Club conduct an annual fund drive for our local Foundation.  The goal is to have every club member make a contribution. We encourage every club member to contribute at least $100. Larger contributions are welcomed and those contributing $400 or more will receive special recognition as members of the President’s Club and attend a special reception in the Spring in their honor. To learn more about making a contribution to the Washington DC Rotary Club Foundation, click here. Contributions may be paid electronically on this website or paid via check.

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This year’s Annual Fund Drive for the Foundation of the Washington, DC Rotary Club, will run from December 1 to January 31 each Rotary Club year.
Not a Rotarian? If you are not a Rotarian but would like to contribute to our Foundation fund drive we welcome your contribution. The Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization and 100% of your contribution will go to need causes in the local community. You will receive a letter recognizing your contribution for tax purposes.

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.

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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.

Its Mission

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

Foundation History

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.

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Financial Structure

The Rotary International Foundation is organized as a public charity operated exclusively for charitable purposes and governed by a Board of Trustees. The operations of Rotary International, the member organization, are overseen by its Board of Directors.

The headquarters of Rotary International and The Rotary International Foundation are in Evanston, Illinois, USA. There are associate foundations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

Read highlights from the past year in our annual report

Learn about Rotary’s investments

Your generous contributions to Rotary International Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world.

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