International projects

Globa Grants
– significant global support

Rotary has more significance than ever before, and it has large-scale opportunities to do good. One of the ways the Rotary Foundation supports international projects is the Global Grant fund that finances large humanitarian projects, professional training teams, and scholarships. All these must have sustainable and measurable results in one or several Rotary Foundation’s areas of focus. These club grants are financed by the Rotary Foundation’s and districts’ DDF funds.

Rotary Foundation’s areas of focus include:

  1. Peace studies and conflict prevention and resolution
  2. Disease prevention and treatment
  3. Water and sanitation
  4. Health of mothers and children
  5. Basic education and literacy
  6. Financial and social development

The budget for a Global Grant project must be a minimum of 30,000 USD. Each Global Grant must be sponsored by two clubs or districts: a host partner from the country of activity, and an international partner from another country. With the Global Grants, Rotary seeks projects that are larger than before and ones that have lasting effects and create permanent change. Global polio eradication is also part of Rotary’s international operations.

Global Grants are globally unique in the way they enable the Rotary Foundation to target needy people with high accuracy – something most likely no other organisation in the world can do. In any country in the world, Rotary club members locate a community in need of assistance, apply for a grant from the Foundation, and launch the project. Rotary clubs and districts all over the world can direct funds to these projects. The Rotary Foundation oversees the use of Global Grants throughout the whole project. As the project progresses, the funds collected according to plan are directed to the target via the local Rotary district.

You can learn about Pasila Rotary Club’s Global Grant project in the Martti Ahtisaari School in Namibia here.

Contact us:

Chairman for the Rotary Foundation Committee, District 1420
Irmeli Viherluoto-Lindström, Munkkiniemi-Munksnäs
Mobile +358-500467249
E-mail: irmelivlindstrom(at)