What are Matching Grants?
Every time a Rotary club in one country helps a Rotary club in another to complete a local humanitarian service project it is normally funded with the help of a Matching Grant from The Rotary Foundation. Since 1962, Rotary clubs have been working together across international borders under the auspices of this popular program. Often a MG project is initiated by a club with the financial resources to fund the project with the help of TRF.
Regardless of how a MG project begins, the participants and the community in which the project is undertaken share equally in its benefits. For the local club, A MG provides a means by which it can give more to its community than its resources would normally allow. For clubs assisting in the project, it's an opportunity to extend their humanitarian service activities far beyond their own communities to improve conditions globally.
The Matching Grants Committee
- Promotes international service activities by encouraging, educating and assisting clubs in identifying international humanitarian service projects; developing contacts with Rotary clubs in other countries, and assisting clubs in obtaining TRF funding through the use of a Matching Grant.
- Applies District Designated Funds (DDF) . . . SHARE funds obtained from contributions to the Rotary Foundation . . . allocated for humanitarian purposes as a match to club contributions for international projects.
- Works with the club project sponsors to review grant applications to verify that they are complete and comply with The Rotary Foundation requirements before submission to TRF.
The executive committee is responsible for making interim decisions as necessary between full committee meetings. Committee meetings, which are listed in the District Directory, on the District web site, and in the District Calendar, are held quarterly in Roseburg starting at 9:00 am. A buffet lunch is provided free of charge. Any Rotarian is welcome to attend a MG Committee meeting. Any Rotary club representative wishing to propose a project for consideration to the committee should first contact a member of the Executive Committee or check the district web site (under Matching Grant)on the Forms download page for the 1-page Project Summary Form (with and without a TRF match) and instructions on preparing proposals.
ProjectLINK is a searchable database that lists Rotary club and district community service projects in need of funding, volunteers, donated goods, and/or partners for a Rotary Foundation Matching Grant, and completed projects that can be used as examples of best practices. For additional project details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the local Rotarian or club listed.
|Chuck Salt||Bandon By The Sea|
|Don Strand||Greater Medford|
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Committee Details: MatchingGrants