Our Rotary Foundation at Work

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By Mark Stephens, Foundation Grants Chair 

2016-2017 was another outstanding year in District 9800 for The Rotary Foundation. In this centennial year, contributions to our Foundation has been a record amount. Clubs were also engaged and sought many grants to support their international and local projects. Here are a few of the Projects supported by Foundation 


Literacy is one of the Rotary Foundation’s key focus areas and the purpose of this project is to provide much needed school and teacher supplies to over 1800 students and teachers at 6 schools. 

$6,575 together with a District Foundation International Grant of $3,300 to the Philippines and the local Rotary Club have been very busy making the purchases and then sorting and packing them for distribution. This is certainly one of the most successful international projects done by RC Brimbank Central for quite a while and one that is going to have a huge impact on the local children and their education.

Dam being cleared of silt and water filters previously made by the community


Thanks to the generous donations from Brighton and Balwyn Rotary clubs and the kind donors who donated to Sustainable Communities Cambodia’s crowd funding campaign, Brighton Rotary in partnership with Rotary Sangke Battambang (Cambodia), have secured a Global Grant to the value of $US99,000 from Rotary Foundation. The contribution for Foundation was $US40,000. The Project will clear a heavily silted dam to make a viable water storage for fish, agricultural use and as a source of potable water; provide basic literacy and numeracy skills to the villagers. Also funding will be provided for sustainable farming of crops as well as pigs and cattle

Dam being cleared of silt and water filters previously made by the community


Together with a District International Grant funded the printing of a school picture book titled “Timor Sparrow” in the local language “Tetum” to be distributed to every primary school in Timor Leste

Is your Club interested in details about applying for a Foundation Grant for local community or international projects?

Details on how to apply for a Foundation Grant may be obtained from http://www.district9800foundation.org/

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