According to The Rotary Foundation, District 5870 contributed $540,935.27 to the Annual Fund last year, resulting in a district per capita of $204.20.  Both these numbers lead all 22 districts in Zones 27 and 21b. This coming year – 2017 – marks the 100th Anniversary of our Foundation.  As we begin November, Rotary’s Foundation Month, we looking for every Rotarian to celebrate this anniversary in a big way.
To make this celebration special, we are asking every Rotarian in the district to help us achieve 100% participation in the 100th year – meaning, we are asking every Rotarian in District 5870 to contribute something to the Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund between now and June 30th.  We’ve never done that before, reach 100% that is.  The best we’ve done is 87.5%.  This is the year to make that magic happen!
We use our District Designated Funds (DDF) that results from your contributions to do so many great things in our community and around the world.  This year alone:
  • We granted three $30,000 Global Grant scholarships totaling $90,000
  • We granted seven $5,000 vocational scholarships totaling $35,000
  • We allocated money to support thirty-seven DAP Grants totaling $99,465.  Including funds contributed by our clubs and their cooperating organizations, the total value of these grants will be $198,085.
  • We allocated money to support a district wide World Community Service Project in Belize totaling $2,241.  Including funds for the seventeen partner clubs, the total value of this grant will be $14,561.
  • We allocated money to support six Global Grant humanitarian projects totaling $109,665.  Including funds from our host partner clubs and districts, and matching funds from The Rotary Foundation, the total value of these grants will be $366,944.