D5150 Rotarians: I am delighted to report the following:
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION TAKES ACTION IN GRANTS PROGRAM TO RESPOND TO COMMUNITY NEEDS AT HOME AND AROUND THE WORLD IN LIGHT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC!<
Highlights of Trustee Actions
New and greater flexibility in District Grants to address COVID-19 needs, including allowing new projects to go forward now and be granted reimbursement from 2020-21 District grant funds, a one time and very beneficial exception to policy.
Disaster response grants and the Rotary Disaster Response Fund
The Rotary Foundation added COVID-19 projects to its list of eligible activities for these grants. Each district can apply for one grant (of up to $25,000) to address COVID-19, depending on the availability of funds. The Trustees transferred funds from the World Fund to the Rotary Disaster Response Fund to help support these grants. Districts may also designate their DDF contributions to the Rotary Disaster Response Fund to be used exclusively for COVID-19 activities. Cash contributions (which individuals can make online at www.rotary.org/donate) will be used for general disaster response, including response to COVID-19.
Global grants remain an excellent way to make a transformative impact in a community. If medical equipment is needed in order to respond effectively to COVID-19, global grants can help pay for these items. The Foundation is waiving the 30 percent foreign financing requirement for any new global grant that addresses COVID-19.
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