The world service of Rotary District 6920 only begins with GSE/VTT, GRSP, CART and Polio Plus. The Rotary Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization qualified to accept tax-deductible contributions to both its Annual Fund and its Permanent Fund. Current and deferred contributions to the Rotary Foundation are recognized in many ways beginning with the Paul Harris Fellow which recognizes contributions totaling $1,000. Sustaining members contribute $100.00 annually and Paul Harris Society Members contribute $1,000 annually. Major Donors have made contributions of $10,000. Benefactors of the Foundation have committed $1000 from their estate while Bequest Society members consist of those who have included TRF in their estate plan or will at a $10,000 level.
The funds received by the Rotary Foundation enable the many programs executed by Rotarians including scholarships, grants, and group study exchanges or vocational training teams. RI is one of the world’s most effective and efficient funding mechanisms for executing projects in service to humanity around the world through a process called Global Grants. A Rotary Club or District (close to the reality and practical solutions) in a less developed country and a club or district in a more affluent country find each other and implement a project. Our District 6920 projects have installed and/or repaired wells where there was no safe drinking water, have provided training resources to teach indigenous health promoters to return to their mountain villages to instill more healthy practices, has provided thousands of desks for children whose students previously sat on the ground, provided sewing machines to create micro-businesses, provided 3-wheeled vehicles to assist polio victims with transportation, and many other life-changing projects. These Global Grants match club funds with district funds and TRF funds.