WHAT WE DO
We take action locally and globally. Since 1992, over $3.7 million has been raised and distributed by the Club’s Foundation to support numerous non-profit organizations and causes in the local community, as well as selected international projects.
Our largest fundraiser is our Thanksgiving Day race (10k, 2k, tot trot) co-sponsored with the B-CC YMCA. The race takes place in downtown Bethesda. While 2020 brought challenges, the race continued virtually for its 38th year. The event raised more than $140,000.
In 2019, the club started a new community event. The micro marathon and Mexican themed street festival benefitted JUCONI, an award-winning charity dedicated to serving at-risk children and their families.
With the support of its foundation and other local Rotary clubs, members come together to provide Thanksgiving food baskets to more than 160 food insecure families.
CHILDREN"S SHOPPING SPREE
The club buys gifts and hosts a party for local children in need.
END POLIO NOW
Each year, the club holds a holiday party hosted by a club member. Donations from the party support The Rotary Foundation for Polio Plus.
The club also supports children at Bethesda Elementary by working with the Women Who Care Ministries to provide food for the Weekend Backpack Program weekend food on a monthly basis.
The club sponsors collection drives and purchasing of essential items to support families in Montgomery County through charities such as A Wider Circle. Members also donate time to the organizations.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club Foundation, Inc
The club's non-profit foundation provides financial support to charitable endeavors of worthy local, regional, national, and international organizations, consistent with Rotary’s mission, goals, and objectives.
o Promotes peace
o Fights disease
o Provides clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
o Saves mothers and children
o Supports education
o Grows local economies
o Protect the environment
2020-2021 Grant Recipients:
COVID 19 Multi Club Global Grant for PPE
COVID 19 Food Insecurity in Montgomery County
YMCA - Bethesda Chevy Chase
Remember Niger Coalition
Lazarus Leadership Fellows Program
Montgomery College - ACES Program
Children's Shopping Spree
ROSE Women's Foundation
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
Oasis Intergenerational Tutoring Program
A Wider Circle
YMCA Youth and Family Services
Spread the Joy
Rotary Club Antananarivo AINGA
Women Who Care Ministries
The Little Falls Village