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May 2015 | Take action to create positive change locally and globally
Boosting self-sufficiency of women in Honduras

The Rotary Clubs of Real de Minas-Tegucigalpa, in Honduras, and Poway-Scripps, in California, USA, obtained a global grant and collaborated with the Adelante Foundation to provide business training and loans to hundreds of poor women in Honduras, helping them to become self-sufficient business owners. Read more.

Giving Updates

Supporting projects that are important to you

One of the most inspiring aspects of being a Rotarian is the knowledge that your work makes a lasting impact. Your support of the Annual Fund means that we can continue to bring life-changing grant projects to communities around the world. If you’ve already made your gift this year, thank you. If not, please consider making a gift at before 30 June to help us achieve another record-breaking year.

World Class continues the tradition of giving

Governors-elect around the world showed their leadership through their participation in the World Class initiative. Throughout the past year, Rotary International President-elect K.R. Ravindran has encouraged his class of governors to sponsor a new member into Rotary and to make a personal gift to The Rotary Foundation. We are happy to report that more than 65 percent of governors-elect made a meaningful gift to the Foundation, and over 25 percent have sponsored a new member. Thank you to all those who participated, raising $1.42 million for our Foundation!

Grants Updates

New Rotary year will bring updated funding model

The Rotary Foundation’s funding model goes into effect on 1 July. Although much will remain the same, project sponsors will now have to contribute an additional 5 percent for cash contributions made to The Rotary Foundation for global grant applications submitted on or after 1 July, to offset processing and administrative costs. We’re updating the online grant application tool to automatically calculate the 5 percent and to show the total amount required to fund the project. Paul Harris Fellow recognition points will be awarded on the full cash contribution, and charitable tax receipts also will reflect that amount. The additional 5 percent is not matched by the Foundation. It also isn’t required for contributions sent directly to a project’s bank account; however, such contributions don’t generate Paul Harris Fellow recognition points, nor will the Foundation issue tax receipts for them.

Rotary/UNESCO-IHE scholarships available

The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE's Delft campus in the Netherlands. The application deadline is 15 June. Scholars will receive a Master of Science degree in urban water and sanitation, water management, or water science and engineering. Graduates work with their Rotary club sponsors on a related project to benefit their local community. Learn how your club or district can sponsor a UNESCO-IHE scholar. For more information, review the application tool kit and scholarship terms and conditions. When you're ready to apply, complete the Rotary club/district application and submit it through the grant application tool.

Rotary stands #UpForSchool

An estimated 58 million children around the world don't have access to basic education. Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors are taking action to change that by participating in the Stand #UpForSchool petition initiative, which proclaims every child’s right to go to school, without danger or discrimination. Together, we can help create the biggest petition in history and show the world how Rotary mobilizes its communities to support education. Sign the #UpForSchool global petition.

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