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. 

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TURKEY CHASE

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. 

FEED BETHESDA

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.

BACKPACK PROGRAM

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.

SERVICE DAYS

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:

 Cornerstone Montgomery
The Foundation Schools 
Remember Niger Coalition 
Mercy Health 
Passion for Learning 
Lazarus Leadership Fellows Program 
Greater Bethesda Chamber - Goodwill Dinner Coalition      YMCA - Bethesda Chevy Chase 
Homes Not Borders
Story Tapestries 
Afghan Youth Relief Foundation 
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless 
New Meredon School District
Washington Metro Oasis - Intergenerational Tutoring      
Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad  

Women Who Care Ministries