Service Projects

Rotary clubs serve communities around the world, each with unique concerns and needs. Rotarians have continually adapted and improved the way they respond to those needs, taking on a broad range of service projects. The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of the following six areas:

•Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
•Disease prevention and treatment
•Water and sanitation
•Maternal and child health
•Basic education and literacy
•Economic and community development

Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation recognize these six areas of focus as organizational priorities, and there are countless ways that Rotarians can address these needs locally and internationally. For ideas, consult the publication Rotary’s Areas of Focus.

Clubs and districts can apply for Rotary Foundation Global Grant funding by targeting specific goals for one or more of the areas of focus.

To learn more about these areas of focus check these resources:

Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
◦Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution

Disease prevention and treatment
◦Rotarian Action Groups specializing in this area

Water and sanitation
◦Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group

◦RI/USAID International H20 Collaboration

Maternal and child health
◦Rotary’s strategic partnership with Aga Khan University
◦Rotary’s partnership with the United Nations Population Fund
◦Rotarian Action Group for Population Growth & Sustainable Development

Basic education and literacy
Economic and community development
◦Rotary’s partnership with the International Reading Association and the Dollywood Foundation’s Imagination Library

Economic and community development
◦Oikocredit International

◦Rotary Community Corps program

◦Rotarian Action Group for Microcredit

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