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Grants to Washington, DC Nonprofits for
Programs that Benefit Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Rotary Foundation of Washington DC

Deadline Date:

01/31/19 - Midnight Receipt


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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 and grants of $20,000 to Washington, DC nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that contribute to and enhance the quality of life of local residents. Requests are accepted for seed money to provide a specific service or to support large-scale programs that demonstrate sustainability and long-term impact in the DC community.

The Rotary Foundation makes available the following two types of grant opportunities:

-Community Service Grants of $1,000 to $5,000 per organization supporting projects that demonstrate need for small capital items or “seed money” for special services that provide direct and tangible benefits principally within the District of Columbia.

-Foundation Special Project Grants of $20,000 supporting larger projects that demonstrate long-term sustainability and impact and offer opportunities for Rotary members to volunteer and raise the profile of the organization and Rotary in the DC community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177699

Number of Grants:

While several $1,000-$5,000 Community Service Grants will be awarded, only two $20,000 Foundation Special Grants will be awarded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Community Service Grants: $1,000 - $5,000
Foundation Special Project Grants: $20,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Funding will be provided only to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations that principally serve Washington DC residents and request funds for a specific project.

General operating or overhead funding requests are not supported.

Pre-Application Information:

To be considered proposals need to be submitted via email to by midnight on Thursday, January 31, 2019. All attachments should be in PDF format without password protection. No fax submissions, hard copy submissions or late proposals will be accepted.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals for one or both grant opportunities, however, only one grant will be awarded to any applicant. 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 the form.

First-time applicants are encouraged to apply primarily for a small grant, as there are typically fewer than five large grant recipients, whereas there are typically twenty to thirty small grant beneficiaries.

The Rotary Foundation hopes to issue award decisions by the end of June 2019.

Contact Information:

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

Send questions and completed applications via email to

P.O. Box 58027
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-331-8686

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USA: Washington, DC