Ways to contribute to the Japan earthquake, tsunami fund
In response to the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck off the coast of Japan on 11 March, the Board of Trustees of The Rotary Foundation has established the Rotary Japan Disaster Recovery Fund. All contributions will support long-term recovery projects carried out in the affected areas. The Trustees will manage the fund.
Donate by check: Checks should be made payable to The Rotary Foundation and include the notation “Rotary Japan 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 +1-866-976-8279.
The deadline to contribute to the Rotary Japan Disaster Recovery Fund is 31 December 2011.
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:
- Matching Grant applications using disaster recovery funds will be accepted year round in order to assist clubs and districts in their humanitarian efforts.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or +1-847-866-4455.
Submit a global grant proposal
All partners for projects carried out in Future Vision pilot districts must be part of the pilot. See the list of pilot districts. Rotarians in these districts should submit a global grant proposal requesting a match from the Rotary Japan Disaster Recovery Fund. Look for international partners through ProjectLINK or the global grants website managed by District 5340 (California, USA).
Questions about global grants? Contact Abby McNear at email@example.com or +1-847-424-5656.
Japanese districts relief funds
In response to inquiries from Rotarians around the world, districts 2520 (Iwate and Miyagi) and 2530 (Fukushima) created disaster relief funds. Learn more on how to contribute.