The Foundation's History

The Rockville Rotary Foundation was established in 1980 by the Rotary Club of Rockville (founded in I929) to help fulfill its community service purpose by providing financial assistance for worthy projects and programs in Rockville and national or international Rotary-related projects. Grant recipients reflect the community's wide variety and diversity, including local youth activities, shelters, health care programs, service projects, cultural enrichment, multicultural outreach, and the Rotary International PolioPlus Program. The club raises funds for the grant program through its fundraising activities.

The project or program must be of benefit to citizens within the territorial limits of the Rockville Rotary Club (generally Rockville City limits) or be a Rotary-related or -supported project. Requesting organizations need not be located within Rockville. Requests for funds must be endorsed by a member in good standing of the Rockville Rotary Club with sufficient personal knowledge of the project to feel confident of its worthiness.

The Grant Program

The Rockville Rotary Club Foundation Board seeks applications for grants between $2,500 and $10,000. The Foundation Board reserves the option (based upon use of the criteria or availability of funds) not to fund any grant requests in any given year.

Submission Deadline is March 31 of the current year

Announcements are made in July

The Rockville Rotary Foundation was established in 1980 by the Rotary Club of Rockville (founded in 1929) to help fulfill its community service purpose by providing financial assistance for worthy projects and programs in Rockville and Rotary-related or -supported projects within a national or international arena. Grant recipients reflect the community’s wide variety and diversity, including local youth activities, shelters, health care programs, service projects, cultural enrichment, multi-cultural outreach, and the Rotary International PolioPlus Program. The club raises funds for the grant program primarily through the Rockville Rotary Twilight Runfest, which is held each year in July.

An organization not knowing a Rockville Rotarian may send and email to rockvillerotaryclub@gmail.com or contact the Club President, who may, if appropriate, schedule a presentation by the organization at a weekly club meeting. Decisions are made by the Foundation's Board of Directors, based upon the criteria for grant funding below and upon availability of funds.

Criteria for Grant Funding

The project or program must be of benefit to citizens within the territorial limits of the Rockville Rotary Club (generally Rockville City limits) or be a Rotary-related or -supported project within a national or international arena. Requesting organizations need not be located within Rockville.

Requests for funds must be endorsed by a member in good standing of the Rockville Rotary Club with sufficient personal knowledge of the project to feel confident of its worthiness.

Where appropriate, worthy projects needing initial or early funding to begin a new program will receive preference. Multi-year programs, with a defined start-up period, are eligible. Preference will be given to projects with the personal involvement of a Rockville Rotarian, and those that will bring volunteers to support our community projects.

 

Click here to download a Grant Application


The Board of the Rockville Rotary Foundation is composed of past Presidents of the Rotary Club of Rockville who volunteer to serve as Foundation Board members and who are members in good standing of the Rotary Club of Rockville.

Current Board members of the Foundation are:
Andrew Einsmann, President
Marty Mitchell, Vice President
Frances Tetervin, Secretary
Todd Franken, Treasurer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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