Posted on Oct 13, 2019
Rotary International's contributions to its six global areas of focus have almost doubled over the past five years and approach $100 million. The Rotary Foundation has continued to grant funds to locally and regionally led Rotary projects around the world in the six areas of Maternal and Child Health, Water and Sanitation, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Basic Education and Literacy, and Economic and Community Development. For example, Ladner Rotary led a project to bring running water over 6.5 km to a remote village in Laos where children and women now have more time to devote to school and community life.
According to Ladner Rotarian Chris Offer, a Past District Governor and now chair of the international Peace Major Gifts Initiative Committee for The Rotary Foundation, Rotarians are very engaged in doing good with Global Grants as the requests for grant funding has steadily increased.
"The number of dollars available for grants depends on the continued generous support from Rotarians to fund projects," Chris says. "We can 'Connect the World' with our humanitarian and education programs by supporting The Rotary Foundation."