Madison Rotary Foundation Innovation Grants Program

Our Madison Rotary Foundation is transitioning to Innovation Grants this year which are one-time grants of up to $5,000 intended to encourage not-for-profit organizations within the greater Madison area to try new things, inspire change and creativity, and foster new approaches to community challenges. We encourage you to innovate ways to enable your organization to better serve those in need.

Innovations might include exploring the validity of potential new services, programs, efficiencies, alliances, or service areas; reaching new demographics, or improving the delivery of existing services. Other innovation types will also be considered.

Here is a link to the application:

Madison Rotary Foundation Veterans Assistance Fund

Phil and Kit Blake made a gift of $100,000 in 2013 to establish a named fund within the Madison Rotary Foundation.  Jorge and Andrea Hidalgo added $105,000 to this fund in 2021-2022 in honor of their son, US Army 1LT Daren Hidalgo, who was killed in action in 2011 while serving his country in Afghanistan.  

Here is this year’s Veterans Assistance Fund Application (Deadline = October 31, 2023).