Participants in our annual Kids Against Hunger project assemble food packages to be sent to Nicaragua.


The Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Charitable Foundation (a registered 501(c)(3) charity; EIN 36-3119576) is the vehicle our club uses to support good works on the North Shore, in the Chicagoland area and throughout the world.  Over the years, we have supported an orphanage in Vietnam, schools in Uganda, provided support to a prosthetic clinic in Bolivia, supported a "mechanical cow" project in Guatemala, provided highly nutritious "Kids Against Hunger" meals to starving children in Nicaragua and funded ShelterBoxes for victims of natural disasters.  Closer to home, we've provided new winter coats to children, supported veterans and their families suffering from PTSD and provided grants to many local organizations through our Community Grants program. More recently, we had a robust COVID-19 relief program.

Here are some of our recent grantees: 
A Just Harvest
Blues Kids Foundation
Care Resource Center, Inc.
Child Restoration Outreach
Counselling Center for the North Shore
De La Gente, Inc.
Erika's Lighthouse
Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Jewish Council for Youth Services
Josselyn Center
Literature for All of Us
New Trier Township Angel Fund
North Shore University Foundation
North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic
Operation North Pole
Right to Be Free
Samaritan Counseling Center
Special Gifts Theater
Volunteer Center 
Wilmette Warming House
Winnetka Youth Organization
YouthBuild Lake County

To apply for one of our grants, download the application on the left.  Note, all grantees must have a Winnetka-Northfield Rotarian sponsor in order to apply for funding.

For more information, contact our Foundation President David Grant.

You may make a tax deductible contribution to our foundation, including specifying which program you'd like to support, by clicking here.