***Granting for the 2024-25 Rotary Fiscal Year Begins January 19, 2024***

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.


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 electronically to Louise Bowen, at rcdinformation31@gmail.com or by regular mail BEFORE FEBRUARY 16,2024 to Denver Rotary Club Foundation, Attn: Louise Bowen at P.O. Box 102706 Denver, CO 80250. Applications are then forwarded to the Denver Rotary Club Foundation Grants Committee. This Committee provides oversight and/or participation in the program.

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 2024, dependent on the nature of the grant/project.