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Potential Rotary Partners - (Examples – but not an exhaustive list)
Alliance for Smiles – “Our focus is establishing permanent treatment centers to treat the whole child. Our multi-pronged approach and long-range model distinguish us from other cleft organizations.”  (Founded in 2004 by the members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco)
Corazon – “At the heart of Corazón lie notions of community and advocacy. In order for a community to thrive, it must have family support. In order for a family to prosper, it must have community support. The two are intrinsically bound together. The idea of Corazón is to provide a sense of community in which all families within it can help themselves while helping others.” (See Corazon home building video on this site.)
Free The Girls – “We partnering with safe houses and after-care facilities, we provide an opportunity for women rescued from sex trafficking to earn a living selling second-hand clothing while going to school, getting healthy, and caring for their families.  Selling clothes allows them to work as much or as little as their school schedule permits.  The women in our program receive their starting inventory as a donation, and are then able to buy additional inventory from Free The Girls for below wholesale value to help maintain their competitive edge in the marketplace.  Revenue from inventory sales helps subsidize overseas program costs.”
International Reading Association – “Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 53,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Our members promote high levels of literacy for all by: improving the quality of reading instruction; disseminating research and information about reading; encouraging the lifetime reading habit.” is a light, durable, functional prosthetic hand that is made available to people in need at no charge. Rotary clubs in northern California provided the initial funding for manufacturing LN-4. Rotarians have delivered thousands of prosthetic hands to people around the globe.
LN-4 – LN-4 s a light, durable, functional prosthetic hand that is made available to people in need at no charge. Rotary clubs in northern California provided the initial funding for manufacturing LN-4. Rotarians have delivered thousands of prosthetic hands to people around the globe.
Open World Program - The Rotary Foundation also offers Open World Grants.  Rotarians have been participating in this Library of Congress program since it was started in 1989. Open World brings emerging leaders from Russia and countries formerly part of the USSR to the United States to introduce them to participatory democracy. The focus of the intensive weeklong visit can be accountable governance, rule of law, NGO development, and social service, education, or health care. Host clubs are responsible for developing and submitting a program agenda based on a theme, arranging home stays, transportation, and hospitality in general.  Two clubs in the district have hosted Open World delegations. Open World projects are time-intensive for a club but low-cost.
Project Amigo – “Project Amigo helps poor children of Colima, Mexico achieve their highest potential by providing programs that motivate them to stay in school; by improving their access to higher education and promoting literacy; and helping with dental care.”
Rotoplast International – “Protoplast International is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization providing free reconstructive operations and treatment for children in need worldwide.”
Shelter Box USA – “We respond instantly following natural and other disasters by delivering boxes of aid to those who need it most.  Each Shelter Box supplies an extended family with a tent and essential equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless.”
Thousand Smiles – “The 1,000 Smiles Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on care of the less fortunate children in Mexico who suffer from lack of dental care and from maxillo-facial deformities such as cleft palate.”
Wheel Chair Foundation – “The Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization leading an international effort to create awareness of the needs and abilities of people with physical disabilities, to promote the joy of giving, create global friendship, and to deliver a wheelchair to every child, teen and adult in the world who needs one, but cannot afford one. For these people, the Wheelchair Foundation delivers Hope, Mobility and Independence.”