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 a century of dedicated support to local and international organizations engaged in a wide range of community development and charitable activities.

Annual Fund Drive

Each year, the Rotarians of the Rotary Club of Washington DC conduct their annual fund drive with the goal of every club member making 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 sustaining contribution click here. Contributions may be paid online on this site or paid via check.

Make a Contribution

Our Annual Fund Drive runs 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 your contribution support needed causes within our communities. You will receive a letter recognizing your contribution for tax purposes.

Rotary Foundation of Washington DC
EIN: 52-6040639
1135 16th Street NW
c/o University Club
Washington, DC 20035

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Organizations and Projects We Fund

Foundation funds are used to support projects in which club members are directly involved such as:

  • The Peter Gilsey Trees for the Capitol program which plants trees around the Tidal Basin and Farragut Square in honor of Club speakers and other worthy individuals
  • Conducting an annual career fair for DC high school students
  • Hosting monthly bingo night for recovering veterans at National Military Medical Center (formerly Walter Reed), a project our club has been involved with since World War II.
  • Sponsoring high school students to participate in the Rotary District 7620 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program
    And other worthy projects approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.
100k Grant Awarded. The Rotary Club of Washington, DC today announced that a special Centennial Community Service Grant of $100,000 has been made to the Multicultural Career Intern Program (MCIP).
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In our Foundation’s 100-year history, we have contributed millions of dollars to local community organizations that have sought our assistance through our annual Community Service Grants Program.

American Lung Association
Anacostia Watershed Society
An Open Book Foundation
Arts for the Aging Inc., (AFTA)
Avedisian Trust
Black Student Fund
Boys & Girls Clubs
Bright Beginnings
Byte Back
Calvary Bilingual Center
Calvary Women’s Services
Center for Artistry in Teaching
Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
Central Union Mission
Christ House
City Blossoms
College Bound
College Tribe
College University Resource
Columbia Lighthouse
Community Family Life Services
Compassion Center
Critical Exposure
Dance Institute of Washington, DC
DC Urban Greens
DC Youth Orchestra
Double Nickles’ Theatre Company
Easter Seals
The Family Place
First Tee of Greater Washington, DC
Food & Friends
Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop
Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena
Generation Hope
Girl Scouts
Girls on the Run
Green Door
Hands On DC
Hannah House
Hope and a Home
Horizons Greater Washington
Inner City – Inner Child
Inspired Teaching Public Charter School
Iona Senior Services
Jubilee Jobs
Junior Achievement
La Clinica del Pueblo Inc
Libraries Without Borders
Life Skills Center
Light the Way Foundation
Literacy Volunteers and Advocates
Lutheran Social Services
Mary House (Casa de Mary)
Mary’s Center
Mentors Inc
Miriams House
Multi-Cultural Internship Program, Columbia Heights Educational Campus
National Kidney Foundation
Northwest Center Community Center
One Common Unity
Over 60 Counseling
People Animals Love
Prevention of Blindness
Rebuilding Together
Recording for Blind
Resources to Inspire Students & Educators (RISE)
Results Educational Fund
Richard Wright Public Charter School (RWPCS)
The Salvation Army
Samaritan Inns
Sarah’s Circle
Smith Center for Healing and Arts
So Others Might Eat
St. Lukes Shelter
Street Law
Suited for Change
Teatro de Luna
Teens Run DC
The Choral Arts Society
The Theatre Lab
Thrive DC
Transition Assistance Program
Urban Rangers
WANADA Automotive Dealer Education Institute
Washington Ballet
The Washington Chorus
A Wider Circle
Woodley House