Rotary Club of San Diego Foundation Mission Statement:

To raise and grant the financial resources that support the selfless work of the San Diego Rotary Club members through the organization’s service committees and in partnership with other Rotary clubs worldwide.

For over 100 years, the San Diego Rotary Club has been dedicated to helping others in our community and throughout the world. Our Club’s philanthropic work is accomplished through the Rotary Club of San Diego Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Please view our Annual Report 2022-2023.

Rotary Club of San Diego Foundation – IRS Letter of Determination

The Foundation budget to support the 30 club projects and others grants is raised through a number of initiatives including:

  • Member fund drive – each member is asked to contribute a minimum of $350
  • Annual Auction – held in November, the auction typically raises $165,000
  • Bequest Society gifts  – there are more than 100 members of the Club 33 Bequest Society
  • Grants and other gifts

Proceeds from endowments fund two programs that are restricted for specific purposes:

If you would like to donate to our Foundation, please use the Donate button above. You will be given the opportunity to enter special instructions if the donation should be restricted to any specific Club projects (it will go to greatest need if not restricted.)  If you desire it to be restricted, please list the project(s) and dollar amount, and also note if any portion of your donation should be sent to the Rotary International Foundation.  Click the Donate button to proceed with your donation. You can use PayPal or your credit card. You will be sent a confirmation of the donation.


The San Diego Rotary Foundation’s Board of Directors is responsible for allocating funds to the club’s committees, overseeing the foundation’s investments, and raising funds. Members of the Board for 2022 – 2023 are:

Judy Thompson – Chair
Ann Hill – Vice Chair & Secretary Treasurer

Board Members
Nicole Clay
Chris Sichel
Joyce Gattas
Will Newbern
Mel Katz
Patricia Roscoe
Mark Stuart