Global grants available for low-cost shelters and simple schools

By Sanjay Deshpande
Rotary clubs and districts can now use Rotary Global Grants to build low-cost shelters and simple schools, under a recent policy change effective through 2019. The construction must be part of a comprehensive project related to one of Rotary's six Areas of Focus. (Projects that involve construction alone are still not eligible for Global Grants.)
Please note that these structures are limited. Low-cost shelters are intended to provide housing for either the poor or homeless. Simple schools provide modest buildings in areas either without nearby schools or where current ones are overcrowded. Simple schools can also replace schools that are structurally unsafe. As part of this program, clubs and districts can use Global Grants to build additional classrooms on school property as long as they are not attached to current structures.
To get started, see the low-cost shelters and simple schools guidelines and application appendixes.
You may contact Sanjay Deshpande, chair of the District Foundation Committee, at
For the Foundation Notes archive, click here
Learn more about District 7910 Foundation Grants: