Where the Money Goes


For 59 years, the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island has conducted an onsite, face-to-face Auction & Rummage Sale. Proceeds from those events were invested in support of our local and international communities. Proceeds from this year’s Online Auction & Rummage Sale will be used in the same way.

Auction Revenue Investment: 2015 – 2019

Community Grants

The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island is honored to support local nonprofits in the essential work they do, by awarding grants for capital items. Over the past ten years, 93 nonprofit organizations have received grants totaling $1,163,000.

Large Community Projects 

Funding large projects that benefit the community-at-large has been a pillar of our Rotary Club. Most recently, funding has supported:

  • Bainbridge Public Library’s “Refresh, Revitalize, and Renovate Project”;
  • Reconstruction and upgrades of the Rotary Field complex, including funding for Owen’s Playground
  • Construction funding for the Fort Ward Community Hall, Kitsap Humane Society’s Pet Adoption Center, and the Bainbridge Youth Services facility.

International Humanitarian Projects

The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island has a rich history of humanitarian projects, undertaken to improve the quality of life of less advantaged people around the world.

Our work has spanned the globe: Africa, Asia and Latin America. We partner with other Rotary Clubs and NGOs in leading projects focused on water, sanitation, disease prevention/treatment, education, and economic development.


Over the past ten years, 97 Community Service Scholarships have been awarded to Bainbridge High School seniors heading to colleges and universities. In addition, 16 Career and Technical Scholarships have been awarded. We are so proud of these students!

Other Local Causes

In 2020, Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale funds were used to assist organizations with immediate COVID-19 needs.

100% of Auction & Rummage Sale proceeds are used for charitable purposes. All Rotary Club operating costs are funded through membership dues and are maintained in a separate account.