The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.


Areas of Focus:

Peace and conflict resolution/prevention

Disease prevention/treatment

Water and sanitation

Maternal and child health

Education and basic literacy

Economic and community development

Grants offer opportunities for Clubs to form partnerships to provide maximum humanitarian impact, to increase the involvement of Rotarians in grant projects, and to observe first hand the many reasons to support The Rotary Foundation.


Rotary Foundation District Grants offer Clubs the flexibility to respond quickly to immediate needs or to plan projects locally or in other countries that fit within the mission of The Rotary Foundation. These grants can be used for a wide variety of activities, including, but not limited to, funding scholarships, supporting vocational teams, sponsoring volunteer service, providing disaster relief, and carrying out community and international service projects. Clubs submit online applications which are reviewed by a District Grants Resource Leader and the District Grants Chair.


Rotary Foundation Global Grants support larger, international projects with sustainable, high-impact outcomes in one of the areas of focus that correspond to the Foundation’s mission.
Video explanation of Global Grants:


Grants Committee Members
Brad Gamble, District Rotary Foundation Chair (DRFC) – Eagle River Area Rotary
Phone 907 862-0912

Will Files, Chair – District Grants Chair - Homer Kachemak Bay Rotary
Phone  907-299-2990
George Elgee, Global Grants Resource Leader – Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary 
Work 907 790-6225 Cell 907 321-0922

Alex Slivka, District Grants, Anchorage Rotary
Phone: 907-351-0070

Karl Schroeder, member – Anchorage International Rotary
Phone 907-388-1474 

Mary Kowalczyk, member – Ketchikan First City Rotary 
Cell 907-617-7760   Home 907-225-0131

Vicki Kennebec, member - College Rotary
Phone 907-459-4322

Eddie Ezelle, member Susitna Rotary 
Phone 907 357-3769    Cell 907 355-5830

Jodi Stuart - Soldotna Rotary
Phone (907) 953-1224   Home (907) 283-4383
Bonnie Venton-Ross - Whitehorse
Phone    Email:
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