Bradenton Rotary Foundation

Since it was started in 1985, The Bradenton Rotary Foundation has given away tens of thousands of dollars to causes members of The Rotary Club of Bradenton have researched and deem worthy.

The Rotary Club of Bradenton was founded in 1926 and is part of Rotary International, a global organization of business and community leaders. We meet to form friendships and apply our skills to solve local and international problems. Rotary International is dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas worldwide.

For an Application for Funding: Foundation Application

Note, the Application for Funding is due to us by October 1st each year.

Service Above Self is the motto of Rotary International. Rotary’s work improves lives at both the local and international levels and has contributed more than $1.2 billion and tens of thousands volunteer hours toward polio eradication in addition to projects such as water quality, world peace and literacy.

The Bradenton Rotary Club has

  • Provided dictionaries to local 3rd graders
  • Sponsored exchange students
  • Provided leadership training and scholarships for high school students
  • Participated in Project Teach

  • Volunteered at local organizations such as Learn to Fish and Boys and Girls Club
  • Provided funding for Feeding Empty Tummies, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, Hope Family, Alzheimer Research, Shelter Box
  • Packaged meals for local food banks.

Join Us

The best way to become a member of our club, or to simply see what we are all about, is to join us for a meeting. We meet every Monday from 11:45am-1pm at Pier 22 in downtown Bradenton. Please stop by for a visit, or email our president at

We are dedicated to providing service to others, promoting high ethical standards, and to advancing world understanding, goodwill and peace through the fellowship of members in our local communities and worldwide.