The Citation reads: "For the support of the many challenges overcome during the extended implementation and completion of this vita; public health initiative in Sri Lanka. The availability of rapid testing and diagnosis, leading to early treatment of infectious diseases in rural regions of Sri Lanka in a significant humanitarian effort, that is greatly appreciated. You have all enabled many lives to be saved. "
Global grants fund large-scale projects and activities that:
  • Align with one or more of the Areas of Focus (See below)
  • Respond to a need the benefiting community has identified
  • Include the active participation of the benefiting community
  • Are designed to enable the community to sustain itself after the Rotary club or district has concluded its work
  • Have measurable results

Activities funded by global grants include: 

  • Humanitarian projects addressing community needs by providing sustainable, measurable outcomes in the benefiting community. 
  • Vocational Training Teams (VTT) builds skills within a community by offering local training or by supporting groups of professionals traveling abroad for rigorous study in their profession or to teach local professionals about a particular field. This type of training may be most effective in conjunction with a humanitarian project.
  • Scholarships fund study by graduate students whose career goals support an area of focus.

Projects that receive Global Grant funds from The Rotary Foundation must fall under at least one of the following Six Areas of Focus:

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

The minimum funding size of a Global Grant is between $30,000USD and $45,000USD and is determined by the project funding mix and a required minimum $15,000USD Foundation match.