Fundraising requires a plan that explains your club’s goals for the project and how it expects to raise the money needed to make it work. Some projects are financed entirely through fundraising events, such as a charity dinners, bake sales, or car washes. Other times, your club will need to turn to outside funding sources, which may include:
- Foundations (including The Rotary Foundation)
- Nonprofit or nongovernmental organizations
- Government agencies
- Other Rotary clubs
Read more about fundraising in Communities in Action: A Guide to Effective Projects.
Funding through Rotary
Districts may have funds available to assist clubs with projects. Check with your district governor about the availability of these resources. In addition, The Rotary Foundation offers funding opportunities at the district level, including the District Designated Fund and District Simplified Grants.
RI's projects database, ProjecLINK, enables Rotarians to communicate their project’s funding needs to a global audience. Learn more.
- Humanitarian grants
The Rotary Foundation’s Humanitarian Grants Program provides funding to Rotary clubs and districts to implement humanitarian projects. Learn more.
- Travel resources
Did you know that Rotary and United Airlines can help you earn miles for your humanitarian project trips? Through the United Airlines Mileage Plus Charity Miles program, Rotarians and friends of Rotary donate airline miles in 1,000-mile increments to benefit programs of The Rotary Foundation. Learn more.