The Rotary Foundation Trustees and RI Board of Directors have unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: supporting the environment.
More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years. Creating a distinct area of focus to support the environment will give Rotary members even more ways to bring about positive change in the world and increase our impact.
Grant applications for environment-related projects will be accepted from July 1, 2021.
Supporting the environment becomes Rotary’s seventh area of focus, which are categories of service activities supported by global grants. It joins peace-building and conflict prevention; disease prevention and treatment; water, sanitation and hygiene; maternal and child health; basic education and literacy; and community economic development.
Grant applications for projects will be accepted from July 1, 2021. Gifts and commitments from Rotarians and others will be sought to provide global grant support for the new area of focus.