RI shares details of special Japan aid fund

Rotary International News

In response to the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck off the coast of Japan on March 11, the Board of Trustees of The Rotary Foundation has established the “Rotary Japan 2011 Disaster Recovery Fund. All contributions will support long-term recovery projects carried out in the affected areas. The Trustees will manage the fund.


Donate online

Donate by check: Checks should be made payable to The Rotary Foundation and include the notation “Rotary Japan 2011 Disaster Recovery Fund, #G10005.” Send your contribution to:

The Rotary Foundation
14280 Collections Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60693

Donate through your international Rotary office

Donate DDF (Rotary districts only) (PDF)

Contributions designated to the fund count toward Rotary club and district total contribution goals. However, they are not eligible for Paul Harris Fellow recognition and do not count toward club and district Annual Programs Fund goals. Questions about contributions? E-mail the Contact Center or call (866) 976-8279.

Request project funding

The fund will be available for Rotary clubs and districts carrying out projects in the affected area. The Trustees will administer the fund through Rotary Foundation Matching Grants. Projects carried out in Future Vision pilot districts will be administered through Rotary Foundation Global Grants. Applications and proposals will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Apply for a Matching Grant

To access funds, Rotary clubs and or districts must complete a Matching Grant application, requesting that the DDF and cash contributions pledged by project sponsors be matched by the Rotary Japan Disaster Recovery Fund. Ensure that your project meets all grant guidelines and eligibility criteria, including restrictions regarding construction and renovation, with the following exceptions:

  • The application deadline has been extended to 30 April.
  • The Matching Grant policy regarding a significant portion of funding coming from outside the project country has been waived for grants taking place in Japan utilizing disaster recovery funding.

All Matching Grant applications using these funds will require a Rotary club or district in at least two countries (a host partner within Japan and an international partner outside of Japan).

Look for international partners through ProjectLINK or the Matching Grants website managed by District 5340 (California, USA).

Questions about Matching Grants? Contact Robbyn Tarpy at robbyn.tarpy@rotary.org or +1-847-866-4455.

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