Dear Friends of the Rotary Foundation,
Welcome to the District 6970 Rotary Foundation website. The sole purpose of this website and the District Foundation Committee is to support our Rotarians and each club’s initiatives from fund raising to project fulfillment. Our goal is to ensure that you have the tools and resources available to Do Good in your club, your community and our world. Each program addresses a special area and is manned by Rotarians who understand and are passionate about the Foundation processes.
PDG Jeanette Loftus
District Rotary Foundation Chair - 2020-2023
Rotary Club of Flagler County
The objective of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is the achievement of world understanding and peace through international humanitarian and educational programs.
The Chair of the District Rotary Foundation Committee coordinates activities of all Foundation subcommittees, the Year 2 Assistant Governors and the Club Foundation Chairs. In addition, the Chair performs the following:
- Coordinate and Design “Foundation” presentations/mini programs to be made by members of the Foundation committee to clubs promoting Foundation Giving and programs.
- Organize, promote, and present Foundation oriented materials at the District Foundation Seminar a/k/a Vibrant Club Seminar, District Training Assembly and District Conference.
- Track and tabulate Foundation Giving throughout the District and promote/encourage timely submission of funds to The Rotary Foundation and reports to DG and Rotary International.
Several clubs in our District have, for more than 10 years, been leading Global Grants in rural Cambodia which are among the most successful projects in the Rotary world. These are life-changing grants. They are entirely empowerment-based, with the village families committing to months and years of hands-on work and organization, and to “pass-on” elements whereby village families help other villages in the future. The projects include wells, latrines, biosand filters, animal pass-on programs and vegetable gardening/agriculture that enables the families to keep their children in school. And the children are then enrolled in village schools with Rotary-based Youth Clubs. These grants have been hugely successful in creating sustainable change.
A new Global Grant is being prepared, this one to be led by the Ponte Vedra Rotary Club and joined by the Rotary Club of Gainesville. Clubs in Australia, Utah and New York will also participate. We are hopeful that other clubs in D-6970 will participate. The empowerment project will be life-changing for more than 3,000 souls, helping women, men and children. If your club is interested, please contact Richard Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Time is off the essence as the target filing date for having club commitments is end-of-November (actual funding is then likely to be in Jan-Feb 2023).
If your club is interested in learning more and/or supporting this Global Grant, please contact District Rotary Foundation Chair Jeanette Loftus at JLo.Rotary6970@gmail.com
Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 14th consecutive year
For the 14th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.
“We are honored to have been recognized and to be among the top 1% of charities evaluated,” said Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair John Germ. “Our donors can feel proud knowing that their gifts will allow them to make an impact in their communities and the world for years to come.”
The rating reflects Charity Navigator's assessment of how the Foundation uses donations, sustains its programs and services, and practices good governance and openness.
For a century the mission of The Rotary Foundation has enabled its members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
TRF is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. It is a cornerstone of Rotary International.
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. citing excellence for both financial health and accountability, and transparency.
The ratings reflect how efficiently the Foundation uses donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness.
For decades our District 6970 Rotary Foundation has distinguished itself by meeting its commitment to “do good” in the world.
Doing good has been the motto of the The Rotary Foundation since its inception in 1917.
As an international leader in The Rotary Foundation, District 6970 clubs have provided millions of dollars in financial support to TRF and awarded millions of dollars in community project grants, scholarships, and joint club projects and marshalled thousands and thousands of hours in volunteer participation.
TRF selected District 6970 to be one of 100 international pilot districts to pioneer what was called: Future Vision. Future Vision is today the underpinning of the modern TRF and its breadth of humanitarian programs.