The Whitehall-Bexley Rotary Foundation

The Whitehall-Bexley Rotary Foundation was established in 1990 and is an Ohio Not-for-Profit Corporation that has been granted tax exempt status by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501 (c)(3)of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

The Foundation was established to provide financial support to Community Service projects within the territory of the Whitehall-Bexley Rotary Club.  That territory is bounded by Fifth Avenue on the North, Refugee Road on the South, Alum Creek on the West and I-270 on the East.

Grants may be awarded to individuals or organizations.  Grants to eligible organizations will have precedence.  If the applicant is an organization, then they must be either an official public government body, such as a city or public school system or they must be a not-for-profit organization under Ohio law that has also received tax exempt status from the US Federal Internal Revenue Service.  Evidence of such status which MUST be included with the application is a copy of the IRS designation letter and their submitted IRS Form 990 for the most recent Federal Tax Year.

The Foundation Board will consider all grant requests received, and will determine if the requests support the goals and standards of Rotary International and the Foundation.  After considering the funds available for distribution, the Foundation Board will make grants on the basis of which requests best serve the widest spectrum of our local East side community and the broadest range of need on a fair and equitable basis.  Applications which relate most closely to the focuses of Rotary International, which include literacy, hunger, environment, and disability will be given precedence.


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Examples of past grants awarded by the Foundation include:

  • Bexley Public Library for an expanded computer learning lab

  • College sponsorships for 9 area school graduates

  • Whitehall Methodist Church for school break lunches for children

  • City of Whitehall for the improvement of Norton Park

  • Funding the enhancements and improvements of Pump House Park just outside of Bexley

  • Donated funds to help build the new playground at Cassingham Elementary School in Bexley

Please review the full application form carefully for directions and requirements.

Grants Awarded in 2018/2019

  • Bexley Area Chamber of Commerce - Taste of Bexley Sponsorship & Club Branding Initiative

  • Community Shelter Board - Ending Veteran Homelessness in Whitehall & Bexley

  • Sponsor for Employment for Seniors’ Halloween 5k Run/Walk 

  • Whitehall Yearling High School Food Drive Donation