2023-24 Grant Applications Are Now Open!
***GRANT SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 21, 2023***
The mission of the Denver Rotary Club Foundation is to jointly participate with the Denver Rotary Club and make a positive impact in our community through the grants we make each year. Our grants are made possible by your generous contributions to your Denver Rotary Club Foundation. We emphasize our commitment to the importance and value of youth and education. Over the past 50 years, the Denver Rotary Club Foundation has granted over $8 Million to our local and international communities.
HOW THE PROCESS WORKS.
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. Any non-Denver Rotary organization must have a 501(c)3 designation, or be another Rotary Club or a Rotary district. 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. If your organization does not currently have active Rotarian involvement, exceptions to this policy will be considered if there is a demonstrated potential for active Rotarian involvement in the future. 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.
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/COO 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.
- Grant Application Cover Letter (please read Cover Letter for complete application process)
- DRCF Grant Application & Checklist
- Colorado Common Grant Application (optional alternative to "DRCF Grant Application")
- DRCF Granting Guidelines
Grants Cycle: The granting cycle typically begins in January with grants awarded around April for the next fiscal year (July-June). Grant checks are dispersed no earlier than July 2023, dependent on the nature of the grant/project.