The Rotary Foundations Future Vision Plan A FOUNDATION
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The Rotary Foundation’s Future Vision Plan A FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE • A presentation for Rotary clubs
Future Vision is a … • strategic plan for The Rotary Foundation • simplified grant-making model • way to build on successes • alignment of projects and activities • new structure and organization of committees
Role of Rotary Clubs • Indicate support to be in the pilot. • Pilot districts use new grants model. • Nonpilot districts use current programs.
The Foundation’s Motto and Mission Doing Good in the World …to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Growth of the Foundation 1979 3 -H grants and club partnership 1985 Polio. Plus campaign launched 1999 Rotary Centers for International Studies 2000 10, 000 Matching Grants approved since 1965 2003 District Simplified Grants launched 2004 Another 10, 000 Matching Grants approved 2005 Future Vision Committee begins 2007 Gates $100 Million Challenge for polio 2008 Another 10, 000 Matching Grants approved 2009 Gates commits additional $255 million for $200 Million Challenge
Objectives of Future Vision • Strengthen impact of club projects • Sharpen focus of overall grants activity • Transfer more decision-making locally • Partner with other organizations • Simplify the Foundation grants process • Increase visibility and image
Strengthen Impact of Projects • Rotarians will develop and implement larger projects with greater more sustainable impact.
Sharpen Focus The Foundation will focus support in six areas based on its mission statement: • Peace and Conflict Resolution • Disease Prevention and Treatment • Water and Sanitation • Maternal and Child Health • Basic Education and Literacy • Economic and Community Development
Transfer Decision-making Locally • • District- and club-level committees direct use of District Grant funds Districts continue to direct use of DDF to obtain matching funds from the Foundation
Partnerships • Strategic partnerships with NGOs and corporations will enhance Rotary’s capability to address urgent world needs.
Simplify and Expedite Grants • • Rotarians will easily understand navigate grant options. Rotarians will enjoy faster grant payment processing
Increase Visibility and Image Rotary will become increasingly recognized as a premier foundation, which will in turn help increase Rotary membership, donations, and grant activity.
Examples of Global Grants Literacy Microcredit Sustainable water
Examples of District Grants Fund volunteer travel Donate art supplies Send a Shelter. Box to a disaster area
Pilot Phase Benefits • Play a role in shaping the new grants model • Use improved grant-making model • Provide direct feedback to RI • Receive special training • Develop partnerships with other pilot districts • Be prepared when implemented worldwide
Pilot Phase Challenges • New rules and guidelines for grants • Unanticipated changes to new grants model • Remain part of pilot for all three years • Partnerships for large international global grants limited to other pilot districts
Pilot Districts can… • • Utilize district grants with great flexibility. Send international scholars and vocational training teams. Host Ambassadorial Scholars and Group Study Exchange Teams. Receive World Fund match from the Foundation.
The Future of Rotary
A Foundation for the Future To learn more visit: www. rotary. org/futurevision To ask a question e-mail: [email protected]. org