The Rotary Foundation
From the Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland Website:
The Rotary Foundation is supported solely by contributions from the public, Rotary members and friends of the Foundation.
Those contributions, gifts and donations are transformed into service projects that change the lives of thousands of people across the world.
With 91% of funds spent on the programmes and projects it delivers, The Rotary Foundation, based at the Rotary Headquarters in Illinois, USA, is globally recognised for its financial efficiency, accountability and transparency.
Rotary Foundation Grants
Each year, The Rotary Foundation gives $70 million worth of grants to Rotary clubs throughout the world for humanitarian projects, vocational training and scholarships in Rotary’s cause areas.
Ranging from small-scale, short term activities to large, international projects, Rotary grants strengthen global partnerships and provide sustainable and measurable benefits to communities.
Grants from The Rotary Foundation support over 1,000 projects every year.
Aldershot Rotary Club Activities
Our Rotary club activities historically, through Foundation, have included:
- Post tsunami support, supplying 10 fishing boats to a devastaed area in India
- Providing bicycles to children who had to walk miles to get to school in Bali
- Funding the building of sand dams - providing fresh water to villages in desperate need in Kenya
Locally we've helped to provide a very special garden in a primary school and equipment needed by a local hospice.