The Rotary Foundation of Washington DC
The Rotary Club of Washington DC (“DC Rotary Club”) established the Rotary Foundation of Washington DC in 1922 to engage in works of charity. This year the Foundation celebrates its 98th year of dedicated support to local and international non-profit organizations engaged in a wide range of charitable community development activities.
The Rotary Foundation makes available the following two types of grant opportunities for non- profit organizations that principally serve District of Columbia residents:
• Community Service Grants of $1,000 to $5,000 per organization. These grants support projects that demonstrate a need for small capital items or “seed money” for a special service that provides direct and tangible benefits.
• Foundation Special Project Grants of $20,000 per organization. These grants support larger projects that demonstrate long-term sustainability and impact.
Applicants are invited to submit proposals for one or both of the above grant opportunities; however, only one of these grants will be awarded to an applicant. Please submit a separate proposal for each grant requested. The distribution of the Rotary Foundation funds between the $1,000 to $5,000 grants and the $20,000 grants will depend on the relative merits of the projects proposed. We encourage all first-time applicants to apply primarily for a small grant, as there are typically fewer than five large grant recipients, whereas we have typically been able to support twenty to thirty small grant projects.
II. How to Apply
Submit your online application to The Rotary Foundation of Washington DC at dcrotaryclub.org. No fax, emails, hard copy submissions or late proposals will be accepted. Proposals must be received no later than 11:59 pm on Sunday January 31, 2021. All attachments should be in one pdf format without password protection. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
If you are applying for both a Community Service Grant ($1,000 to $5,000) and a Special Project Grant ($20,000), please submit separate applications using this form. Please note that Section IV of the application applies only to applications for Special Project Grants. Other applicants should skip Section IV and go on to Section V. You may not continue your response to any question in a pdf attachment. You are encouraged to make your responses as brief as possible, while still providing the information requested.
The Rotary Foundation staff may be in touch after submission with questions concerning your submission. The Rotary Foundation hopes to issue award decisions by the end of April 2021. Please note that we require recipients to provide feedback at the end of February 2022 in the following year on project implementation progress and results.