District 6250 Foundation

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Current/Active Funds accepting PayPal contributions:
  • Ukrainian Humanitarian Relief Fund
  • Susie's Basket - Lodi Rotary Club
Click the donate button below to make your contribution to either of these causes (or leave that field blank for a general donation to the Rotary District 6250 Foundation, Inc.)

If you are donating to a particular fund , you must indicate that fund in the memo section of your check  or PayPal payment so it will be credited to the right account.


Reports from Rotary Project Partners in the Ukraine, Poland and the Netherlands.  How District 6250 Foundation Funds Have Been Used.  Updated June 2022.

Note:  This list does not include two $25,000 Rotary International Foundation Grants that the District has applied for.  The first, Ukraine Medical Supplies and the second (pending as of June 2022) for the Kiev International Rotary Club's refugee housing projects.


the Netherlands


Message from the District 6250 Foundation Board:
The District 6250 Foundation, Inc. was established in the 2011-2012 Rotary year.  It is a Wisconsin non-profit corporation that enjoys 501(c)(3) status which allows contributions to be tax exempt. The Foundation is not designed to compete with existing club foundations or the Rotary International Foundation, but to provide important services to our District.
First, it will be available for use by clubs that do not have their own local foundation. We have many Rotary clubs in our District that do not want to financially establish and support a local foundation. However, they would benefit from the opportunity for tax exempt fundraisers for Rotary projects. Much like a community foundation, the Rotary District 6250 Foundation allows designated accounts for any club within our District wishing to use the Charitable Trust. All funds raised by the club are maintained in a separate account for that particular club’s Rotary projects.
The second important feature of the Rotary District 6250 Foundation concerns emergency disaster relief. We have seen tragedy strike in the past and Rotarians respond. Often we make individual contributions and on occasion, contributions through our clubs. The Rotary District 6250 Foundation allows individuals and Rotary Clubs willing to support disaster relief to make their contribution to the Rotary District 6250 Foundation, Inc. and receive a tax deduction. Combining our efforts, a more substantial gift can then be made in the name of Rotary from our District directly to the Rotary District where the disaster has occurred.
The third benefit provided by the Rotary District 6250 Foundation is for specialized funds to support Rotary programs within our District, such as RYLA and Youth Exchange. For example, the La Cross Valley View Rotary Club made a donation in excess of $20,000.00 to the DRotary District 6250 Foundation to support scholarships for Youth Exchange in what has been designated the McKinney-Marshall Fund. Other Rotary clubs and Rotarians who wish to support this cause can make contribution knowing that their donations are not only tax deductible, but will be dedicated for that specific purpose.
If you have suggestions or question concerning the Rotary District 6250 Foundation, you are encouraged to contact a member of the Board of Directors directly.
How To Set-Up a Fund with the Rotary District 6250 Foundation:
If your club would like to utilize the Rotary District 6250 Foundation for a Rotary project, please contact Chuck Hanson at ceh@haleskemp.com  or Val Schroeder at vschroeder@gmail.com.

How to Donate to a Fund :
If you would like to donate to the Rotary District 6250 Foundation or any of the funds associated with it, you may do so in any of the following ways:

1) Check made payable to “ Rotary District 6250 Foundation, Inc.” and sent to c/o Treasurer Val Schroeder at

1723 Chadbourne Avenue
Madison, WI 53726.

2) Credit Card payments: Online with PayPal.