About Us

The Northville Rotary Foundation supports lasting change by funding sustainable projects in our local, regional, and international communities.

The Rotary Club of Northville, Michigan was founded in 1926 as an organization committed to the ideals of service and fellowship in our local community and across our broader global community. We support Rotary International’s dedication to advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

In 1970, our club established the Northville Rotary Foundation as a 501(c)(3) public charity to maximize fiscal responsibility and deepen our impact. We actively support six key areas, including education, combating disease, supporting women and children, community development, addressing food insecurity, promoting clean water and protecting the environment.



Since 2016, the Northville Rotary Foundation, Rotary Club of Northville, and its members and supporters have donated over $235,000 in grant awards and scholarships, in addition to the contribution of countless hours of service to worthwhile endeavors supporting children, individuals, families and community organizations in Northville, our metro-Detroit community, and our global community.

Recent Grant Awards at the local and Southeastern Michigan community level

Globally, Northville Rotary Foundation has supported a number of meaningful projects across the world, including:

  • Days for Girls - together with Rotary Club of Plymouth, supported the Days for Girls project to fund personal hygiene kits and education efforts for girls in Tanzania, Africa. 
  • Keeping Kids in School (KKIS) Project, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico - partnered with the Seaside Rotary Club of Playa del Carmen in their effort to end the cycle of poverty by supporting students to continue their education at the high school and University levels.
  • LaBiblioteca (The Library) - Santa Clara, Michoacan, Mexico - Along with a matching grant from District 6400, this grant funded the development of a school library, including internet connectivity, computers and an online connection to the Northville District Library to access state of the art educational materials, to benefit elementary and middle school students in Santa Clara.
  • Rotary District 6400 - 2022 Mission to Ghana - partnered with the Rotary Club of Essex, Ontario, Canada to support the 2022 Mission to Ghana.
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Projects at Kiparang’anda Primary School in Mkuranga, Tanzania, Africa.
  • Shelter Box - Hero Program - Three year commitment to contribute to the creation of emergency Shelter Boxes for global community disaster relief. 

Grant Application Process

Download and complete the Northville Rotary Foundation Grant Application Form.

The Northville Rotary Foundation Board of Directors generally meets on the second Tuesday of each month.  Please email a copy of your completed grant application, along with any additional information requested in the application, a minimum of two weeks prior to the meeting date to Foundation.NorthvilleRotary@gmail.com.  


2023 Board of Trustees

Andrew Boyd            President
Marilyn Price             Vice President
Mary Kay Gallagher  Treasurer
Tim Story                  Secretary
Lindsey Dogonski     Club Liaison
Patrick Giesa.           Webmaster
Dale Warnke.            Trustee