The Denver Rotary Club Foundation

2023-24 Grantees

The mission of the Denver Rotary Club Foundation (DRCF) is to actively participate in our local and worldwide community through the grants we make each year.  We emphasize our belief in the promise and value of youth and education and our commitment to the humanitarian goals of Rotary.  Since 1969 your DRCF has granted funds in excess of $8.4 million.  In FY 2023 our mission continues to be fulfilled by providing grants totaling $167,435 to Rotary Club of Denver teams and worthy non-profit organizations coupled with substantial hands-on involvement by Rotarians. Please view the videos to learn more about our 2023 Grantees.

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High School Counseling and Achievement Award

Our High School Counseling and Achievement Award Committee makes a direct impact in the lives of students trying to blaze a path to college.

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.

Education Through Music Colorado

Education Through Music-Colorado (ETM Colorado) partners with under-resourced schools to provide music as a core subject for all children, and utilizes music education as a catalyst to improve academic achievement, motivation for school and self-confidence.

Junior Achievement Rocky Mountain

JA inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy.

Denver Kids

Denver Kids empowers students to positively shape their lives, successfully complete high school, and pursue postsecondary options.

Rotary Youth Leader Awards

RYLA (for high school students who are currently a sophomore, junior, or senior) and Young RYLA (for students going into eighth grade) are leadership-training programs sponsored by Rotary International that promote, encourage and reward outstanding young people.