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Donate to Madison Rotary Foundation

The Madison Rotary Foundation was established in 1932 by members of the Rotary Club of Madison. The Foundation currently has assets of over $13 million and provides over $700,000 in grants and scholarships annually. The Madison Rotary Foundation receives gifts from members and others for its annual fund drive, memorials, scholarships and other Rotary projects. If you wish to make a gift that impacts the local community, make that gift to the Madison Rotary Foundation.

NOTE: Do not use this option to make contributions to The Rotary International Foundation.

Follow these instructions to make a donation to one of the categories below:
1) Select a donation category from the list below and click the Donate button
2) Enter the donation amount in US dollars.
3) If you don’t have a PayPal Account then click the “Continue” link after
the “Don’t have a PayPal account? ” text at the bottom-left of the next page.
4) Or enter your PayPal credentials and follow the instructions.

Fund Drive
Synergy Scholarship Fund
Combination – Use this category to make one payment that would be divided up between categories. Please explain how the gift is split in the “Add special instructions to the seller” text area on the last page of the paypal payment process. The page title is “Please Review your Donation.” For example: You give a gift of $100 to be divided up between Birthday and Synergy Scholarship Fund. Put “Birthday Amount=$ and Synergy Scholarship Fund Amount=$” in the special instructions box. NOTE: Please do not combine with gifts to The Rotary International Foundation.

If you wish to make a gift via credit card and prefer not to use PayPal, contact the Rotary office to provide your credit card information (see contact info. at the bottom).

The Madison Rotary Foundation Brochure includes information on planned giving information.

Grants and Programs Funded by our Madison Rotary Foundation in 2018

Grant Amount Distributed
Swarsensky Award Grant $2,500
Youth Awards, including Wilson & Meade Awards $25,050
Ethics Symposium $17,000
Rotary Youth Exchange Program $4,750
Community Grants, including Ehlers & Zulty Grants $152,810
Community Grants Large Impact Project $50,000
International Projects (Change HERstory) $23,465
Goodman 50+ Fitness Program $58,668
Four-Year and Two-Year Scholarship Program $360,000
Kay Scholar Grants $2,594
Veterans Assistance Grants $5,594

For more information on what we fund, visit our Who We Are/Our Foundation page.

To obtain more information about how you can help the Madison Rotary Foundation carry out its mission, contact us at 608-255-9164.