Rotary Foundation of Washington, DC
 

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.
 
In our Foundation's 94-year history, we have contributed millions of dollars to local community organizations that have sought our assistance through our annual Community Service Grants Program. Here are a few:
  • American Lung Association
  • Arts for the Aging
  • Avedisian Trust
  • Black Student Fund
  • Boys & Girls Clubs
  • Bright Beginnings
  • Calvary Bilingual Center
  • Calvary Women's Services
  • Center for Artistry in Teaching
  • Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
  • Central Union Mission
  • Christ House
  • College Bound
  • College University Resource
  • Columbia Lighthouse
  • Community Family Life Services
  • Compassion Center
  • Easter Seals
  • The Family Place
  • First Tee
  • Food & Friends
  • Friends of Fort Dupont Ice Arena
  • Girl Scouts
  • Green Door
  • Hands On DC
  • Hannah House
  • IONA
  • Inspired Teaching Public Charter School
  • Jubilee Jobs
  • Junior Achievement
  • La Clinica del Pueblo Inc
  • Life Skills Center
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Mary House
  • Mary's Center
  • Mentors Inc
  • Miriams House
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Over 60 Counseling
  • People Animals Love
  • Prevention of Blindness
  • Rebuilding Together
  • Recording for Blind
  • Results Educational Fund
  • The Salvation Army
  • Samaritan Inns
  • Sarah's Circle
  • So Others Might Eat
  • St. Lukes Shelter
  • Street Law
  • The Choral Arts Society
  • The Theatre Lab
  • Transition Assistance Program
  • Urban Rangers
  • Washington Ballet
  • The Washington Chorus