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Community Service Grants

Grants to Support Charitable Works
in Washington, D.C. and Beyond

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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DC Rotary Club

Deadline Date:

01/31/12 4 PM


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Grants are available in Washington, D.C. for non-profits to provide charity services to residents. Smaller grants ranging between $1,500 and $5,000 will be awarded, as well as one larger grant of $25,000 to organizations that can demonstrate need and ability to sustain the project after the funding period. For the larger grant, Foundation members must be allowed to volunteer and raise the profile of the organization as well as that of the Rotary club in the DC community.

Grant money may be used for small capital items or “seed” money for special services that provide direct and tangible benefits. Permanent Fund dollars are also used for planting trees around the Tidal Basin in honor of Club speakers and other worthy individuals; conducting an annual career fair for DC high school students; mentoring high school students with Rotarians who share their vocational and professional interests; 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.

The Permanent Fund also provides funding for international projects, usually matched with funds from Rotary International and from other Rotary Clubs around the world. Rotary funds helped pay for reconstructive surgery on children in Honduras, artificial limbs for amputees in Kenya; dialysis machines in Algeria; and medical equipment and training materials for community health projects in Mexico.

Applicants are invited to apply for either grant or for both. Only one grant will be awarded to any applicant.

Not funded:
-Ongoing operating expenses

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 127313

Number of Grants:


Estimated Size of Grant:

smaller grants ranging from $1,000 – $5,000, a single $25,000 Special Foundation Grant awarded for a larger project.


Pre-Application Information:

-Final decisions are mailed no later than April 30, 2012.
-In the process of considering applications, a representative of your organization may be invited to meet with the Grants Committee, or a Rotary representative may request an opportunity to visit your organization. These meetings, if required, will be held after the application deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The Rotary Club of Washington, DC
Attn: Community Service Grants Committee
1101 16th Street, NW
Floor 1C
Washington, DC 20036

questions to Kate Ferry at 202-331-8686

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Washington, DC


International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.