A Century of Doing Good in the World

About the International Service Committee
Consistent with the Rotary Foundation, the Rotary Club of Washington, DC's International Service Committee (ISC) identifies projects, contributes to funding, and oversees and reports on the completion of projects located around the world.

The ISC funds and oversees project that align with the mission of the Rotary Foundation’s mission of advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.  Recent projects have focused on maternal and child health, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, basic education and literacy, peace and conflict prevention/resolution, and economic and community development. 
Click here for a list of highlighted past projects.
ISC project funding comes from a variety of sources to include:
  • Club fundraisers
  • Matching funds from the Rotary District and the International Rotary Foundation
  • Contributions from the on-site club
  • Matching funds from the on-site district
  • Individual contributions
  • Contributions from co-sponsoring clubs or organizations
  • Contribution from the Rotary Foundation of Washington DC (from the foundation's 10% annually distributed to international projects).  
2016 – 2017 Grant Cycle
The ISC has concluded its request for proposals and awarded all available funds for the 2016-2017 grant cycle. 

The ISC will begin accepting and reviewing applications for the 2017-2018 grant cycle on September 1, 2017.  Grants will be awarded based on completeness and quality of information, alignment with the Rotary Foundation mission, and availability of ISC funds. 
Rotarians applying for a Small Grant (totaling $5,000 or less) must download and complete the Short Form.  Rotarians applying for a Global Grant (totaling $40,000 or more) must download and complete the Long Form.

Brendan McGinnis, Chair, bmcginnis@thehorinkogroup.org