Submitted by Dr. Honora Norton
Public Image Chair, Rotary Club of Sun Lakes

Rotary Club of Sun Lakes has contributed $2,000 to a Rotary International Global Grant with Denver’s Rotary Club of Fort Collins-Breakfast and Rotary Club of San Salvador Maquilishuat, along with 25 other Rotary Clubs & 6 Districts from around the world. 

RCSL’s contribution helped to fund a $130,895 sustainable water project that by October 2025 will provide a potable/hygienic water distribution system to two El Salvador communities—El Pital & Las Tablas—eventually benefitting 2,000+ people. This project is a collaboration with the Rams Without Borders Club of Colorado State University, with survey assistance provided by students & faculty from the University of El Salvador.

Rotary International Global Grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. By working together to respond to real community needs, clubs and districts strengthen their global partnerships. Global grants can fund humanitarian projects, scholarships for graduate-level academic studies; and vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about their field or to learn more about it themselves. 

Global grants have a minimum budget of $30,000 and a maximum World Fund award of $400,000. Grant sponsors can use a combination of Rotary District Designated Funds (DDF), cash, and/or directed gifts and endowment earnings to fund a global grant. The Rotary International Foundation will provide an 80 percent World Fund match for all DDF contributions. There is no minimum World Fund match.

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Photo: Residents meet to learn about the upcoming sustainable water project within their communities.