Doing Good in the World and in our District is made possible by Rotarians Like You!!

Recently checks were mailed to sixteen clubs in our district totaling $41,298 to use in funding local service projects. With the district funds and the matching funds from clubs more than $82,596 will go into improving our communities. These are district grant awards for the 21-22 grant year and these funds were made possible thanks to contributions by our members to The Rotary Foundation in our District 6580 in 2018-2019. (See the SHARE system explanation below.)

We congratulate and thank the sixteen clubs receiving the funding for working to make your communities a better place.

Below is a short summary of the projects being implemented over this year by clubs in our district. If you have interest in any of these projects in your own community please contact these clubs for more information.

Batesville Provide resources to schools for students
experiencing emotional and social challenges.
Bloomington Introduce local children and their families to
world cultures.
Bloomington North: Library and art therapy for youth recovering from trafficking, abuse, addiction and exploitation.
Bloomington Sunrise: Provide meals to children at Boys and Girls club before they go home for the weekend.
Brazil:Furnish equipment and accessories to the local
band program
Columbus: Establish 3 coat closets to benefit those in
need.
Columbus Sunrise: Provide supplemental educational programs for students at Hope Elementary.
Franklin: Provide bench seating in Amphitheater Park
Greensburg: Landscaping and bench for 'pocket park'
Greenwood: Promoting learning in elementary school through
music.
Greenwood White River: Assistance in the development of trails in the Center Grove area.
Jasper: SafeSitter training program for siblings.
Martinsville: Supply fencing for YMCA playground.
New Albany: Provide on-level books for lst grade students in
Title 1 schools qualifying for free/reduced lunch
Salem: Create a family friendly event that will help to
encourage parent/child relationships.
Vincennes: Provide food to those in need through event
designed to help with community collections.

The Share System explained: Through the SHARE system, contributions to The Rotary Foundation are transformed into grants that fund local and international humanitarian projects, scholarships, and activities. At the end of every Rotary year, contributions directed to the Annual Fund from all Rotary clubs in the district are divided between the World Fund and the District Designated Fund (DDF), after 5% is deducted for operating expenses. At the end of three years, our district can use the DDF to pay for Foundation, club, and district projects that your club and others in the district choose. Districts may use up to half of their DDF to fund district grants. The remaining DDF may be used for global grants or donated to PolioPlus, the Rotary Peace Centers, Global Scholars or another district project.

 

Click here to learn more about grants funded during 2020-2021!

Click here to learn more about grants funded during 2019-2020!

Click here to learn more about grants funded during 2018-2019!

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Rotary unites more than a million people around the world. Rotary District 6580, based in Southern Indiana, consists of 32 Rotary clubs and more than 1,500 Rotarians. Rotary clubs in our district range in size from 12 to 200 members. Our clubs’ programs involve prominent leaders in every field, and our membership represents business and civic leaders of our communities and our state. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
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