Global Grants

Rotary Foundation Global Grants support larger projects with sustainable, high-impact outcomes in one of six areas of focus. Within global grants, there are two options:

 a. Clubs and districts can create their own global grant projects, which are funded by the sponsors and a matching World Fund award. Example activities:

  • Participating in international safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene education projects
  •  Sending scholars abroad to enroll in water engineering degree programs
  • Distributing bed nets and malaria treatments for international malaria projects
  • Sending vocational training teams abroad to participate in workshops and learn teaching methods to address adult illiteracy

b. The Foundation will develop packaged global grants with its strategic partners. The World Fund and the strategic partner provide 100 percent of the funding, and Rotarians implement the grant project. Example activities:

  • Partnering with an international nongovernmental organization to distribute biosand water filters for villages that need improved access to clean water
  • Partnering with an internationally recognized university to provide graduate students with the opportunity to study infectious disease and maternal health
  • Partnering with international organizations and respected universities to provide vocational training to health workers in poor countries


What are the areas of focus for global grants? 
There are six areas of focus for Rotary Foundation Global Grants:

  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development