Thinking about undertaking an International Project?  Global Grants are FUN! It is a great opportunity to meet Rotarians from around the world; even if it is via ZOOM. You get to tell your friends and neighbors how your Rotary club helps people thousands of miles away through your club's sponsoring a Global Grant. There is a great deal of satisfaction in helping a community thousands of miles away improve the quality of life for their neighbors too.  Rotary International wants to help District 6040 clubs find good International projects. 
There are several ways to participate in International projects:
  • Cash contributions directly to the host Rotary Club or to a grant sponsored by others.
  • District Grants; Our District's policy is that if there are funds available after all of the community projects are fulfilled we will allow District Grants to fund international projects. All other District Grant Rules apply.  This is a matching grant.
  • Global Grants; Where your club serves as the International Sponsor on a grant that is hosted by a Rotary club in another country. These projects may be totally funded by District Designated Funds (DDF) with an 80% World Fund match and may not require a local contribution
Current International Project opportunities:
ProjectHost Rotary Club/DistrictBrief Description
Candle Light for Empowerment KenyaMombasa North Coast, Kenya D9212This project will offer merit based sponsorships to bright children from vulnerable backgrounds inhibiting them from either footing primary or secondary school education. This will enable children to enroll, retain and transition to their desirable levels of education. $ 5,000 USD to assist 8 orphans access high school education.
Braille machine ProjectPort Harcourt Airfield, Nigeria D9141To provide Braille machines for the blind students of the special Needs Center in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Nigeria. Center has over 1,200 students and only one Braille machine. Machines are $1,9853.83 each and they want to provide 30 machines.
Mahatma Gandhi Memorial ClinicMosi-oa Tunya, Zambia D9210Remodeling of the Main Clinic building and sluice room in 2nd building. Clinic was built in the early 1970's. Total budget for this project is $12,000 USD
Fistula treatment at Fistula Clinic in Lilongwe, Malawi
Lilongwe Rotary Club, Lilongwe Malawi D9210Transportation and Treatment of Women with Fistulas. This project would assure transport to a Fistuala Clinic in the countries capital for treatment. It would also cover some treatment costs
Ablution Block Mapalo School, Ndola ZambiaNdola Central, Ndola, Zambia D9210Construction of an Ablution Block (Plumbed Latrine) at the Mapalo Public School in Ndola. Tie in to existing borehole and water system.
Please use the contact below to help with questions as to how your club can participate in any of these International projects or other projects that you may come across outside of the United States. 
Pat Knauss
District International Service Chair and Global Grants Chair