Rotary Education Foundation


Established in 1923 by The Rotary Club of Atlanta, the initial emphasis for the Rotary Educational Foundation was on granting loans to deserving young men and women from the Metro Atlanta area allowing them to complete their education. With the emergence of readily available tuition sources, including government loans and scholarship programs, the thrust of the Foundation changed.  

Today our focus is providing grants to promote literacy programs for kindergarten through eighth grade students in the Atlanta area.  


Classified as a 501(c) (3) foundation, the REF distributes more than  $100,000 annually.   

Grants requests are due October 15th each year with checks being issued in April of the following year.  



 Click on the following link to request a form: REF GRANT REQUEST FORM