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
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
This year’s Annual Fund Drive 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.
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.