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Our Foundation
The Waunakee Rotary Foundation uses proceeds from fundraisers, donations received and other sources to distribute grants and funding of benefit to those in the Waunakee school district, the surrounding area and all over the world. The Waunakee Rotary Foundation board of directors consists of the Rotary Club’s five most recent past-presidents.  Its funding priorities are established by the members of the Waunakee Rotary Club.  The Waunakee Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and donations it receives may be deductible for tax purposes.
 
Groups Served:  Children, families, elderly, persons with disabilities, veterans, at-risk communities.
 
Types of programs/services funded:  Education, public health, civic improvement, clean water, arts & culture, public safety, peace & conflict resolution, recreation, human services, hunger and housing.
 
Guidelines:
  • Donations will only be granted to organizations with a 501(c)(3) or to other tax-exempt charitable organizations.
  • Waunakee Rotary Foundation will only consider one request per endeavor per fiscal year.
  • In the case of religious organizations, Waunakee Rotary Foundation will consider an application only if its purpose is unrelated to a religious purpose and does not promote a specific religion or sect.
  • In the case of an income-generating organization (i.e. daycare, summer camp, acting company, orchestra, private school, dance company), application will be considered if its purpose is to pay costs of participation for people who otherwise could not afford the organization's program.
  • Will not consider requests for funds to retire existing debts or to pay costs the applicant is already obliged to pay.
  • Will not fund organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin.
  • Funds cannot directly benefit members of the Waunakee Rotary Club or their immediate families.
 
Application Process:
  • Download & complete application (link to grant application).
  • Return completed application to: Waunakee Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 159. Waunakee, WI 53597.
  • Applications are reviewed by the board of directors of both Waunakee Rotary Club and Waunakee Rotary Foundation during their meetings, generally once per month.
List of Foundation donations for 2015-16 fiscal year - click here to view the donations from the previous year