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.
Resources and explanation of Global Grants:

Grants Committee Members
N Diane Fejes, District Rotary Foundation Chair (DRFC) – Anchorage (Downtown) Rotary
Brad Gamble, District and Global Grants Chair – Eagle River Area Rotary
Phone 907 862-0912
Paul Paslay, Grants Resource Leader, Anchorage - Anchorage East Rotary
Cell 907-720-8661

Mary Kowalczyk, Grants Resource Leader, Southeast – Ketchikan First City Rotary 
Cell 907-617-7760   Home 907-225-0131

Janet Brown, Grants Resource Leader, Northern- Fairbanks Sunrisers
Phone 907-888-2258

Chuck Foster, Grants Resource Leader, Mat-Valley - Susitna Rotary 
Cell 907-952-4418

Jake Collins, Grants Resource Leader, Kenai Peninsula - Seward Rotary
Cell 907-841-7266
Rev July 2020