The Foundation provides opportunities for members of Rotary and our community to give the resources and support to our youth to realize their potential. Over the past 20 years, the Foundation has distributed over $5 million to fund important local and international programs. Locally, it sponsors a variety of programs that nurture, educate and enrich the lives of young people.


Qualifications: Grant requests must be in alignment with the mission of the Foundation, as well as financially assist Denver Rotarians in their respective philanthropic endeavors. Youth and education programs are the major focus of the Foundation.

Application Process: All grant requests must be submitted to the Denver Rotary Club Foundation office at 1385 S. Colorado Blvd, Suite A-304, Denver, CO 80222. The Executive Director screens each request for appropriateness, then forwards the request to the Denver Rotary Club Foundation Grants Committee. This Committee provides oversight and/or participation in the program. Any non-Denver Rotary organization must have a 501(c)3 designation, or be another Rotary Club or a Rotary district. Substantial active involvement of Denver Rotarians is considered mandatory for non-Denver Rotary organizations, including one or more of the following:  1) Board participation, 2) Fundraising, and 3) Direct Program Involvement. The Foundation also encourages matching fund projects involving Rotary International, other Rotary Clubs and Districts. Below are links to our Foundation’s current Grant Application and Granting Guidelines.

Grants Cycle: The granting cycle typically begins in January with grants awarded in April for the next fiscal year (July-June).