Our Foundations

The Rotary Club of Windsor Foundations

Serving the changing needs of the Greater Dayton community

The Dayton Rotary Club Foundation was formed by members of Dayton Rotary in 1954 by converting remaining funds ($16,517.00) from an old Dayton Rotary Student Loan Fund.


Become a visible community force to support organizations that demonstrate commitment to service above self, help young people and families in need, improve quality of life and foster a strong partnership with the greater Dayton region

Mission Statement

Provide leadership to leverage the Foundation’s resources as an expression of service to the Dayton region and commitment for the Rotary Club of Dayton


The Foundation is governed by nine Trustees who are elected by the general membership of the Rotary Club of Dayton. Trustees serve three year terms on a rotating basis, with one-third of the Trustees being elected annually. In addition, the President and President-Elect of the Rotary Club of Dayton are ex-officio Trustees. A Trustee is eligible for two consecutive elected full terms. Vacancies between elections may be filled by a majority vote of the remaining Trustees.


Contributions to the Foundation can be designated between the Current Fund or the Endowment Fund. All gifts are tax deductible.

UNDESIGNATED gifts go into the Current Fund and are used in their entirety for local community projects. Day Tens, Birthday and Holi-Day $50 proceeds go into the Current Fund.

DONOR DESIGNATED gifts can go into the Endowment Fund which was begun in 1976 with a bequest from James R. Woodhull. In this case, only the interest is used for community projects. This interest grows annually as more gifts are designated to the Endowment Fund.

The Endowment is managed by the Dayton Foundation, which invests the assets and sends annual income to the Dayton Rotary Club Foundation for use in community projects. The Endowment is presently in excess of $500,000.00.


Grant Application Guidelines and Process


The Dayton Rotary Foundation funding priority is to support proactive and meaningful programs and activities that meet the community needs in the City of Dayton.

Basic Grant information:

  • Dayton Rotary Foundation Funding Focus (in the City of Dayton)
    • At Risk Populations
    • Education Initiatives
    • Arts and Culture
  • Proposing organizations must be an IRS qualified 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization
  • Grant awards are for $3,000 for a single-year funding cycle
  • Organizations will only be awarded funding every two years
  • Grant deadlines are: March 31, June 30 and September 30 and December 31
  • Grant applications are reviewed the month after the grant deadline
  • Applicants are notified via email by Rotary Executive Director following foundation meeting and a date set for presentation of the grant at a Dayton Rotary meeting
  • A grant evaluation form must be received within three months following the program end to be considered for future grants
    Applications and accompanying documents should be submitted via email to contact@daytonrotary.com

Fellowships and the Dayton Rotary Foundation

  • Paul Harris Fellowship

    Contributions of $1,000 (or more) to the Rotary International Foundation result in the designation of Paul Harris Fellow. Rotary International uses these donations to fund all the humanitarian and educational programs around the world. The $1,000 amount does not need to be paid in full, but can be paid in “installments” of $100 (or more) per year. In that case the Rotarian will be designated as a sustaining member – Paul Harris Fellow. As a matter of fact Rotary International promotes annual giving to the RI foundation with the slogan “Every Rotarian Every Year”.

John Lewis Fellowship

In 1976 J. R. Woodhull made a generous bequest to the Dayton Rotary Foundation. Since then the Dayton Rotary has established the J.R Woodhull Fellowship. A contribution of $1,000 (either as a lump sum or in installments over time) earns Rotarians a J.R. Woodhull Fellowship. The monies donated towards the J.R. Woodhull Fellowship are deposited in the Dayton Rotary Foundation Endowment. The interest revenues from this Endowment are used to fund local service projects. Currently the Dayton Rotary Foundation Endowment contains approximately $600,000.

The Mission of Windsor Rotary
The mission of the Rotary Club of Windsor is to serve our community and the world. We strive to better communicate with our members and with the community to inspire and mobilize both our local and global community in health, education, and peace to create transformative change.

The Windsor Rotary Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit, Fed EIN #68-0185065.


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Rotary Club of Windsor
P.O. Box 819
Windsor, CA 95492
Phone: 707-892-0492
Email: info1@windsorrotary.org