International Service Projects
Rotary’s 34,000 clubs and 1.2 million members 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 international service projects.
The needs spanning Rotary’s areas of focus are vast, ranging from lack of access to clean water to the need for immunizations that prevent deadly diseases.
The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within 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 literac
- Economic and community development
Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation recognize that focusing service in these areas of focus can:
- Provide direction to Rotarians interested in developing service projects
- Improve Rotarians’ capacity to address needs
- Show the world that Rotary is a global leader in humanitarian service
Rotarians use global grants to support large, sustainable projects with measurable impact, partnering with other Rotary clubs or districts or with other organizations. All humanitarian projects, scholars, and vocational training teams funded by global grants work toward specific goals within the areas of focus.