The Mission of The Denver Rotary Club Foundation (“Foundation” or “DRCF”) is to participate actively in the diverse life of our community through the grants it makes each year. The Foundation’s grants emphasize our belief in the promise and value of youth and education, affirming our commitment to the humanitarian goals of Rotary.

Our Club’s Foundation provides opportunities for members of Rotary and our community to give the resources and support to our youth to realize their potential. Donations are used to fund a broad breadth of grants primarily focused on talented but underserved youth in the Denver community.

For over a century, the Rotary Club of Denver has been dedicated to helping others in our community and throughout the world. Much of the Club’s philanthropic work is accomplished through the Denver Rotary Club Foundation (DRCF), an incorporated, charitable and tax-exempt organization founded in 1969, becoming an important charitable resource for many in need.

The DRCF has one major fundraising event each year in addition to our fall Peach Sale.  Most notably, the Club sponsored the successful Artists of America show for twenty years until 2000, and the national prestigious Branch Rickey Award from 1992-2014. The annual Peach Sale occurs in August each year and features fresh Colorado peaches. It is a great gift for friends and business associates. Most recently, we have enjoyed fundraising with Fellow Rotarians in the District and members of the community through the Woohoomanity known as "Cycling to Serve".  Watch for further information on all our future fundraising events.

Since its inception in 1969, our Foundation has distributed millions to fund important local and international programs. In 2023-24, DRCF is sponsoring 15 organizations that nurture, educate and enrich the lives of young people, as well as donated relief to three local and national disasters.


YOUTH & EDUCATION: Denver Kids  |  Make a Chess Move  |  Community Resources, Inc.  |  Colorado Center for Civic Engagement
Metro Caring  |  Junior Achievement
GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN SERVICES: Rotary World Community Services
SCHOLARSHIPS: Rotary High School Scholarship & Achievement Awards
DISATER RELIEF: Kentucky Tornado Relief  |  Marshall Fire Relief  | Ukraine Relief
MUSIC & ARTS: Scholastic Art Awards of Colorado  |  Education Through Music
NEW GRANTEES: Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch  |  Global MindED  |  Rotarians 4 Mental Health  |  Annunciation Catholic School


There are many ways to give to our Foundation. Click here to DONATE NOW.  Thank you for considering a gift to the Denver Rotary Club Foundation.

The Denver Rotary Club Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Fed ID #23-7154562.  Click on the following links to download copies of the referenced documents:

990 Tax Return
Articles of Incorporation
DRCF Bylaws
2022-23 DRCF Year in Review (Annual Report)