Matching Grants through The Rotary Foundation

 
The Rotary Foundation is organized as a public charity operated exclusively for charitable purposes and governed by a Board of Trustees. The Rotary Foundation transforms donations into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.
 
Through donations made in the past toward the Rotary Foundation by generous Rotarians and donors across Rotary’s 35,000 clubs, the Rotary Foundation remains sustainable over the years. The foundation spends parts of its funds on matching grants for eligible service projects conducted by individual clubs. Your support to our project is important because our project will qualify for both Rotary District and Global matching grants with the Rotary Foundation which would ultimately turn $1 raised by our club into $3.50 worth of project funds.

Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown

 
The Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown is located in the province of British Columbia, Canada. It was founded in October 2008. Since its inception, our club has been actively involved in a variety of activities and events in the community and internationally. Our work for non-profit organizations, youth organizations, schools, the elderly, and many other deserving groups and causes has a broad and powerful impact on the quality of life in our community. (See Projects)
 
Our club is a proud part of this community and of Rotary International. Rotary is a global network of more than 1.2 million members who believe that great things happen when dedicated minds come together. We are community and business leaders representing different professions, experiences, and perspectives but with a shared desire to connect with others to address the challenges affecting our community and communities around the world.

Rotary Club of Hurlingham, Nairobi

 
The Rotary Club of Hurlingham is located in Nairobi, Kenya. Founded in 1989, it has a membership of almost 30 Rotarians. The club has been active in a variety of community projects including a rally to support the physically and mentally challenged, the construction of a health center, reforestation projects and a rainwater harvest system. We were introduced to the Rotary Club of Hurlingham because of our common interest in working on addressing the water crisis in Kenya. Their connection with the local community and experience in completing an international water project provides our club with an excellent Rotary partner for this project. This partnership with a local Rotary Club is mandatory for applying Rotary District and Global matching grants.

Local Community Involvement

An important aspect of this project is that it was initiated by the local Osupuko Oleng’ Suswa Community Based Organization (CBO) and not by foreigners. They conducted a local community needs assessment in 2015, which identified the provision of a clean, sustainable water source for these four local schools as a priority. Later they approached the Rotary Club of Hurlingham for assistance, who has in turn visited the community and verified the critical need for the water systems.