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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

Protecting the Environment

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.

Due date for District Grants is April 20th each year.  Memorandum of Understanding must be signed and the President, Grant Chair or another member must complete the Grant Seminar. 

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.    

Resources and explanation of Global Grants: https://my.rotary.org/en/take-action/apply-grants/global-grants

Want some help planning, implementing, optimizing, or closing out a club or district local or international grant?   Contact the District 5010 Service Committee for general help or to connect with District Rotarians who are knowledgeable about specific areas like Africa or Central America.  Contact the Service Committee Chair, PDG Joe Kashi, at kashi@alaska.net or 907-398-0480 cell.

Grants Committee Members
N Diane Fejes, District Rotary Foundation Chair (DRFC)
Anchorage (Downtown) Rotary email:  ndfejes.rotary@gmail.com
Paul Paslay, Grants Subcommittee Chair 
Anchorage - Anchorage East Rotary cell 907-720-8661 email: paul@paulpaslay.com
Mary Kowalczyk, Global Grants Chair
Ketchikan First City Rotary cell 907-617-7760 email: cliffdwelling@kpunet.net 
General Members of the Grants Subcommittee
Mark Mitchell, drmarkmitchell@yahoo.com 907-223-5377, Anchorage Hillside Rotary
Jan Henderson, jan.h@mitchellchiropractic.com 907-563-782-, Anchorage South Rotary
Woody Angst, wangst13@gmail.com 907-272-0562, Anchorage East Rotary
Lindsay Knight, lindsaynkodiak@gmail.com 907-486-4474, Kodiak Morning Rotary
Scott Seitz, scottseitz627@gmail.com 907-741-9802, Kenai Rotary
Charlene Tautfest, xyzcharlene@yahoo.com 907-252-5737, Soldotna Rotary
Linzey White, linzeywhite@gmail.com Soldotna Rotary
Shauna Thornton, shaunat@gci.net 907-598-1171, Sitka Rotary
Brad Gamble, Emeritus Chair  907 862-0912 bradjgamble@gmail.com
Rev June 2021