Grant survey shows solid support for new model


More than 6,000 Rotary members in 154 countries reported on their experiences with the new grant model as part of an evaluation during the 2015-16 Rotary year. The results will help us improve the grant process and learn what impact the Foundation’s global grants have on our areas of focus.

Among the key findings:

  • 90 percent of respondents support the grant model; 86 percent see it as an improvement over the former model.
  • Grant activity and the average grant award continue to increase each year.
  • Rotary members want more resources to help them apply for grants and design sustainable projects that align with the areas of focus.
  • More clubs are collaborating on global grants.

The Rotary Foundation Programs Committee conducted the evaluation of the grants program, the largest and most comprehensive that the Foundation has done. The summary report outlines the actions taken as a result of the survey, along with the next steps.

Read the Grant Model Evaluation Summary

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