Open, still looking for DDF and/or cash support

Global Grant #2119849

Host Club: RC of Kampala Nsambya, Uganda 
Sponsor Club: RC of Peninsula Starlight, California USA 
Estimated Cost of Project: $98,000 US

Seeking $50,000 in DDF Funds From USA Rotary Clubs

Within the district of Makiso adjacent to Kampala is Kabojja Village and the CIDI Technology Transfer Center. The Rotary Club of Kampala Nsambya has long been involved in the establishment of CIDI, which trains youth the skills to combat unemployment. 

The village is comprised of 300 families, with 105 headed by women, and 195 headed by men. The CIDI center trains SO youths at any given time comprised of 30 girls and 20 boys with 8 technical staff. Total number of people served is 1250, and an estimated 4000 more in surrounding communities who need a source for safe drinking water.

Open, still looking for DDF and/or cash support

Global Grant 2121518

Life at 13,000 feet in the Andes is a constant challenge. For over 600 years the Quechua-speaking communities have lived at the lowest level of Peruvian society.

Today, greenhouses are changing all this changing all this thanks to Kusimayo and the IAA, two Peruvian NGOs; with help from Rotary clubs in Northern California.

Families work together creating 1,800 adobe bricks to build the 65’x16’ structures. This is their sweat equity. 

Within one year these farmers are moving from subsistence agriculture to sustainability in the market economy.Yachachiqs, Quechua-speaking Farmers/mentors provide peer to peer training for the families. Trained by our partner the IAA in Cusco, they are the key to the success of the families’ greenhouses.

Open, still looking for DDF and/or cash support


GLOBAL GRANT # 2119407

Help lift families out of poverty. Give hardworking, low-income people a chance to help themselves and their children.

We have an opportunity to help capable low-income people establish their own businesses.  This Global Grant project will improve the economic condition of women that live in marginalized and rural communities of the Santa Elena province of Ecuador.

Marin Evening Rotary is working in partnership with the Salinas Spondylus Rotary Club, Hogar de Cristo (non-profit), the Salinas Municipality and the Santa Elena Prefecture to sponsor this project providing business training and microcredit loans to 80 poor people.

Submitted, Pending Approval


Alliance for Smiles provides free reconstructive cleft lip and palate surgery for under served children in developing countries. Alliance for Smiles was founded by 6 members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco in 2004. Since its beginnings, Alliance for Smiles has treated over 7,000 children worldwide. In June of 2020, Alliance for Smiles will be conducting a mission to Honduras. We plan to treat between 70 and 90 children during our two week mission.

Approved, Work in Progress

Chapala Sunrise Rotary Club #86070, District 4140, Chapala, Mexico.

Ojo de Agua is a small village of approximately 300 people, nestled in Jalisco state between the Sierra Nevada mountains and Lake Chapala. It is blessed by a natural spring, but has inadequate water storage, distribution, and removal systems. Local sewage drains along a road and empties into the lake. The village is physically and culturally isolated from its local government; the villagers often fend for themselves with respect to public services, including water, transportation, trash removal, and health services.

Totally Funded



Please help us provide clean water and irrigation for an orphanage near Quito, Ecuador. Marin Evening Rotary Club is sponsoring a Rotary Global Grant project to help with water and economic development for the Henry Davis orphanage. The orphanage serves 83 children in family style housing, and also operates a local private school.

Open, still looking for DDF and/or cash support

The Rotary Club of Redwood City has partnered with the Rotary Club of San Carlos, and is leading the push to compete the aqueduct project begun by the San Carlos Club in Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains.  This project was started by San Carlos Rotarian Steve Carlson, for the benefit of the Berber village that hosted him in the Peace Corps. 

Criteria for matching with Rotary Clubs’ Global Grants in District 5150

  1. Funds must be used in areas of conflict, past and present, to benefit women and children.
  2. Oversight for Clubs receiving funds will be conducted by the District Grants Committee.
  3. Maximum match for monies raised by clubs is $50,000 per grant.
  4. Multiple clubs may collaborate in one International Global Grant.
  5. PDG Brian McLeran and/or Emily McLeran Perez will provide final review and approval for all matching funds made through the Rose C. Stone D.A.F.