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Rotary Foundation Seminar
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 8.30 am – 11.00 am
(previously scheduled for April 17, 2021)
The objective of this Rotary Foundation Seminar is to provide an overview of the Rotary Foundation
and give the participants suggestions and guidelines for writing District and Global Grant project
The program will consist of two segments. The first half will include presentations of the history, mission, and
governance of the Foundation, including how Rotarians can donate and support the Foundation. The second half will
concentrate on how Rotarians and Rotary Clubs can access funds (grants) from the Rotary Foundation. Two Global
Grant projects and two District Grant projects will be presented by the authors of the applications for those projects.
Part 1 The Rotary Foundation

  • Mission, History, Governance, Relationship Rotary – Rotary Foundation (Bob Wallace)
  • Foundation Funds (Annual, PolioPlus, Endowment Fund), How to Donate, Donor Recognition (Ted Morrison, Bob Scott)
  • Programs: Grants, Rotary Peace Centres, Polio Plus (Lars Henriksson, Bob Scott)

Part 2 How Can We Access Rotary Foundation Funds?

  • Requirements (Lars Henriksson)
  • District vs. Global Grants (Lars Henriksson)
  • Case Presentations
  • Global Grants
  • Hospital in Beirut Global Grant project (Steve Rutledge)
  • Africa Rotary Community Mediation Project (Carole Rowsell)
  • District Grants
  • Durham Region Kids’ Safety Village (Lennis Trotter)
  • Ongutoi Health Centre. Water Collection for Sustainability (Richard Mewhinney)

Please, note that participation in this seminar will not automatically result in Rotarians/Clubs becoming qualified.
However, attending the seminar should make it easier to follow the three training modules and answer the quizzes
required for qualification.