Welcome to the District 5000 Global Grants website. On this page, you will find a number of valuable resources for planning and applying for Global Grants. Just click on the menu items on the left for webinars, Power Point Presentations, and other information in the Global Grant application process. More information and training materials can be found on the District Grants Info Page.
We hope that every Club in our District will participate in at least one Global Grant. The deadline for committing Club Cash and District Designated Funds (DDF) Allocations to Global Grants is October 1. Clubs should notify the Rotary Foundation Grants Subcommittee Chair, and the Primary Contact Person, by email before the October 1 deadline. October 1 is also the deadline for commitments of DDF allocations and Club matching to Global Grants led by Clubs or Districts outside District 5000. DDF allocations that are not committed to a Global Grant with matching Club Cash will be available to the Clubs sponsoring grants or other Clubs willing to contribute matching cash.
You have several options for using your DDF allocation. Here’s how the matching works.
The first rule is that you must match DDF commitments 1:1 with Club Cash.
Scenario 1. Club Allocation is $1,000—Club matches DDF. Leverage = 3.5
Scenario 2: Club Allocation is $1,000—Club contributes DDF + Matching Cash $1,000 + $4,000 Additional Cash
Scenario 3: Club Allocation is $1,000—Club contributes only $500 DDF + Matching Cash $500 But Additional $500 Cash (Club commits remaining $500 and Cash to another Global Grant)
Scenario 4: Club Allocation is $1,000—Club contributes no DDF, but Cash $5,000
Listed below are the Global Grant applications that the Grants Subcommittee and the International Service Committee have received so far. All of the Clubs leading these Grants have asked for participation from all the Clubs in District 5000 and many are working with Sister Districts and Sister Clubs to complete their financing.

GG1978131: Disease awareness, prevention, and increasing access to healthcare

Rotary Clubs of Silom and Honolulu Sunrise( Grant leaders in D5000: Contact David Mozdren <David.Mozdren@hawaiiantel.com> , Eberhard Mann mannebermd@yahoo.com
This is a continuation of the Dialysis Project in Thailand—many of you are familiar with it. The lion’s share of the budget is for Kidney dialysis machines and related diagnostic equipment, while awareness and prevention are the main focus of the outreach program.
Cost in THB
Cost in USD
6 units, Kidney dialysis machines
Nikkiso Medical
1 unit, Kidney dialysis machine
Fresenius Medical
3 units, Natus phototherapy
Earth Line
Project management
RC Silom
Total budget:

GG1876224: Creating the first multidisciplinary Craniofacial/cleft palate team in Central-Eastern Europe: Final Grant

Rotary Clubs of Iasi (Romania) and Honolulu Sunset (Contact Grant Leaders D5000: Richard Zegar <zegarr002@hawaii.rr.com> and Alexandru Bogdan Ciochina)
The famous VTT is back. The emphasis in this final grant is on training, with most of the budget going to air travel and accommodations for the VTT team.
Year 1 Fall 2019 travel
airline, taxi, food
Year 1 Fall 2019 housing
Year 2 ASMS travel
airline, taxi, food
Year 2 ASMS hotel
Year 2 ASMS equipment
medical suppliers
Year 2 Fall 2020 travel
airline, taxi, food
Year 2 Fall 2020 hotel
Year 2 Spring 2021 travel
airline, car rental, food
Year 2 Spring 2021 housing
Year 3 Fall 2021 travel
airline, taxi, food
Year 3 Fall 2021 housing
Year 4 Fall 2022 travel
airline, taxi, food
Year 4 Fall 2022 housing
Year 4 Spring 2023 travel
airline, car rental, food
Year 4 Spring 2023 housing
Total budget:

GG1977740: Renovations, Equipment and Training Project for St. Vincent De Paul school in Cochabamba, Bolivia

Rotary Clubs of Cochabamba-Tunari and Hanalei Bay. Contact Grant leader in D5000 John Oszust <joszust@hawaii.rr.com>.
The San Vicente de Paul Educational Unit is a school that provides basic education (primary level) to socially disadvantaged students, from vulnerable families in the city of Cochabamba. It is located in a central area of the city and students from various areas attend. The school infrastructure has a series of shortcomings, both in the building and in the equipment. The school is located in a house that has been adapted for school use and with the passage of time and continuous use, it has been deteriorating. In addition, there is a large deficit of furniture, especially chairs and tables and students need somewhere to sit and work comfortably while attending classes and studying, the school also needs to conduct training workshops for teachers and parents, and to improve education opportunities for students.
General purpose:
 Improve the physical condition, equipment and staff development, and student education opportunities at the San Vicente de Paul Educational Unit.
Specific objectives:
1. Condition and refurbish the current infrastructure, to develop academic activities in better conditions.
2. Equip school with the basic equipment required for optimum instruction 
3. Implement a training plan for parents and teachers to improve the teaching-learning process with appropriate new teaching methodologies, so students will benefit.
Amount (USD)
Cash from Club
Cash from Club
Hanalei Bay Kauai
District Designated Fund (DDF)
5,566.00= DDF
Allocation Hanalei Bay
How much World Fund money would you like to use on this project?
You may request up to 9,566.00 USD from the World Fund.
Funding summary
This grant has a funding total not equal to the budget total amount.
DDF contributions:
Cash contributions:
Financing subtotal (matched contributions + World Fund):                                      23,132.00
Total funding:                          23,132.00
Total budget:                    41,281.00
Hanalei Bay is $18,149 short of full funding. They have approached their Sister Club in Japan, but will also be seeking help from District 5000 Clubs.

GG1977729: Sustainable water resources management and WASH training in Taal Besi, rural Western Nepal

Rotary Clubs of Yamato Mahoroba and Lahaina Sunset Grant leaders in D5000 are Lahaina Sunset Carmen Karady ckarady@icloud.com and marikoinmaui@gmail.com
The budget is $70,000, funded by District 2650 and our Sister District in Japan. Lahaina Sunset is the Sister Club in District 5000. The grant has been submitted to TRF.

GG1874548 Girls School's Sanitation Development in Alexandria, Egypt

Rotary Clubs of Alexandria Lighthouse (Egypt) District 2451 and Lahaina Sunset Grant leaders in D5000 are Lahaina Sunset Carmen Karady ckarady@icloud.com and Mariko Higashi marikoinmaui@gmail.com
The main objective is to provide humanitarian, sanitized, hygienic toilets with the ratio 1 toilet :30 students; as specified in the international standards; to girl’s high schools.
Nearly 6590 girls in 3 high schools will benefit from the project.
This is a great WASH (Sanitation) project with our GSE partner District in Egypt. Carmen has maintained contact with the Clubs in Alexandria since their GSE visit.
Cost in EGP
Cost in USD
Ideal Standard
ideal Standard
Ceramic Tiles
Cell Seperator
Engineering Fees
Royal Architects
Project management
Supervision & PM
Royal Architects
Total budget:
GG1979882  Malamulo (Malawi) Catchment Area Water Protection
Rotary Clubs of Rotary Clubs of Lembe, Malawi and Honolulu Sunset. Grant leaders Samir El-Swaify selswaify@gmail.com and Richard Zegar <zegarr002@hawaii.rr.com>
The lack of clean and safe water in the catchment area of Malamulo Hospital, Malawi is a serious threat the hospital’s ability to meet the health needs of the community.  The problems are clearly manifested in the increasing number of patients who are seen for diarrheal related diseases; this is particularly noticeable for the most vulnerable population of children under 5 years of age. The need for action has been identified as a high priority by the community health department and leaders of the local communities. Rotarian leaders of the host sponsor have confirmed this urgent need in direct meetings with the Traditional Authority (TA) for the area, the village and group village headmen as well as the various village development committees. Furthermore, these community representatives have requested the Rotary Club’s assistance in addressing it.
We wish to emphasize that the project is aligned to match the UN’s Millennium Sustainable Development Goal # 6 to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”.  
Target groups and beneficiaries
We are targeting the villages of Kang’oma, Nkunda (where the project has already started) Ndauza, Tomas, Kwethemule, Mafunga, Heleman, Nkusa, Chaoneka, Kaipsa, Andinyaza, Mangwalala and Kachimanga. In Nkunda we have already successfully protected 7 water points and the response from this has been extremely positive. We are expecting to see a drastic reduction in patient’s seen for water borne diseases from this village this rainy season. With the rainy season approaching these people will be able to access clean and safe water and thus maintain their health.  The groups that will most benefit from this project are also those who are currently most at risk, the vulnerable populations of the elderly and those children under 5 years of age. 
A total of nearly 90 water sites need protection within the watershed. To start the project, priority villages, and the number of water sites to be protected at each are as follows: Nkunda 1, Mafunga 3, Ndauza 3, Chaoneka 2, Khwethemule 3, Heleman 1, Nkusa 3, Thomasi 3, Mangwalala 3, Kangoma 1, and Kaipysa 3.
Total Project cost $57,000
1.       Protecting 30 unprotected water points= $21,000
2.       Rehabilitating 12 broken boreholes= $4,800
3.       Project vehicle and fuel= $9,300
4.       Drilling and installation of 4 new boreholes= $20,000
5.       Chlorine for 6-month rainy season= $1,200
6.       Technical tools/software for GIS mapping water points and data collection= $700
The Rotary Club of Honolulu Sunset is allocating $3,500 to the project—with matching this will cover $12,500 of the cost.
The following grant is in draft form on the Global Grant Template. It has not been assigned a number, but is in advanced stages of planning.
Sterilization and Decontamination Unit of the Children's
Hospital in Brasov (Romania)
Rotary Clubs of Brasov (Romania) and Honolulu Sunset (Contact Grant Leaders D5000: Richard Zegar <zegarr002@hawaii.rr.com>
Total project budget: 177.228 USD:
- Funds raised by Rotary Club Brasov from local
projects: 60.106 USD
- Funds raised from Children Clinical Hospital
foundation partner: 44.372 USD
- Rotary Global Grant proposed
(minimum): 72.750 USD, of which 13.500 USD is
the minimum amount for Rotary's external
contribution (International Rotary Clubs +
International Districts).
In addition to these grants, I know that the Upcountry Maui Club would like to do a project in Uganda, the RC of Ala Moana has a potential PV project in the Dominican Republic, The RC of Lahaina may have a project in the Philippines with the RC of Kapolei , I have a proposal from Jean Louis Nguyen Qui for a WASH project in Northern Thailand in cooperation with the Francophone E-Club.
Please notify me by phone or email when you have reached a decision about which grants you would like to support, or grants you would like to add to this summary.
My contact info is as follows:
Mark A. Harbison
Below are listed the Global Grant applications the Committee for last year.  All of the Clubs leading these Grants had asked for participation from other Clubs in District 5000, and Clubs and Districts outside District 5000. Keep in mind that Total Budget amounts are subject to change depending on participation from other Clubs, Sister Clubs, or District outside District 5000.
Global Grant GG1862877: Improved Access to Safe Water and WASH Education in Lahan and Siraha Districts, Nepal
Rotary Clubs of Honolulu Sunset and New City District 9211
Area of Focus: WASH
Total Budget: $60,000 USD
What: The project has two components- Component 1: Installing high-quality water filtration systems at 4 public schools in Siraha District, 2 schools in rural villages and 2 in urban areas.  Nearby community people will also have access to the filtered water during the school off-hours. Students will also be provided 1-2 liter bottles and they can go back home by filling the filtered water in the bottle in the daily basis. Component 2: Delivering a culturally-relevant WASH curriculum to teach school children and local community members about proper water, sanitation and hygiene practices, to reduce and eliminate the practice of open defecation.
For component 1, the Rotary Club of New Road City (RCNRC) will take support of Mr Prakash Sharma of LUCN Nepal for feasibility studies, supplying and installing the filtration systems in the schools, training to a school staff for daily operation and maintenance and one year warranty of the materials and technical services. LUCN has implemented similar projects in Kathmandu valley and other districts in hundreds of schools in the past.
For component 2, the RCNRC will take support of Ms Khendum Gyabak, an expert for designing and implementing a culturally-relevant WASH education in the schools selected for the water filtration. The expert will be responsible for designing sanitation and hygiene curriculum and sessions to impart training to schools students for behavior changes on sanitation and hygiene as to support to make the project area sustainably open defecation free (ODF).
Why: With the aim to improve access to safe water and to change the unsafe behavior of open defecation, this project has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives by reducing the burden of water-borne illnesses in one of the poorest regions of the world.  This project will also serve as the stepping stone for many future WASH projects in the region, including the expansion WASH education campaigns, building public toilets, and the installation of water filtration systems in public areas.
Who: A total of 6000 students (3600 girls and 2400 boys) of the four public schools will be directly benefited by the project, whereas, additional 1500 community people (800 women and 700 men) nearby the public schools will also be benefited from the project.
Contact: James Ham, james.ham@gmail.com  1 360-480-7194
Global Grant GG1861990: Wama Usseri Project, Tanzania
Rotary Clubs of Honolulu Sunset and Mkuu-Romb0, District 9211
 Areas of Focus: WASH, Basic Education and Literacy
Budget: $35,500 USD
The Wama Usseri Project aims to improve the learning, health and sanitation environments at two schools in rural Usseri-Rombo, Kilimanjaro.  Wama and Kilawoi Primary Schools do not have enough water reserve tanks to store rainwater for drinking, hand washing and using toilets.  The primary purpose of the project will be to add additional water reserve tanks, rainwater catchment systems, and improved hand washing stations and toilets.  In addition, the schools have decrepit classrooms that have leaky roofs, dirt floors, and no windows or doors, making the current learning environment unsafe, unsecure and unsanitary.  Thus, the secondary purpose of this project would be to create a safer, more secure and more sanitary learning environment by improving the roofs, floors, windows and doors of the classrooms.  The beneficiaries of the project are the 783 students and 13 teachers of Wama and Kilawoi Primary Schools as well as the entire communities surrounding the schools where the students are from, totaling approximately 15,000 people.
Contact: James Ham, james.ham@gmail.com  1 360-480-7194
Global Grant GG1864130: Health Camps and Eye Surgeries at the Rotary Eye Center in Delhi
Rotary Clubs of Kihei-Wailea and Delhi South Metropolitan (District 3011)
Areas of Focus: Disease Prevention and Treatment, Maternal and Child Health
Budget: $75,000 (we expect matching funds from the IAPB)
In 2015-2016, The Rotary Clubs of Delhi South Metropolitan, the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea, 15 District 5000 Clubs, and 3 Districts in Korea partnered with the Rotarian Action Group for Blindness Prevention, International Eye Foundation (IEF) and Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital on a $400,000 Global Grant to establish the Rotary Eye Center in Delhi (GG1524827). One goal of the Global Grant was to demonstrate how Rotary Clubs and Districts could partner with the organizations of the International Agency for Preventable Blindness (IAPB), such as the IEF, to carry out large, sustainable projects in preventable and treatable blindness. This year, that project has led to a strategic partnership between Rotary and the IAPB. The Rotary Eye Center in Delhi is managed by Dr. Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital on the IEF’s social enterprise model, which works on cross subsidies—the simple description is that services to the poor are subsidized by patients who are able to pay and supported by community involvement. The business model proposed in the Global Grant projected 3 years to break even and sustainable operations as a social enterprise. In the meantime, grants from the IAPB organizations and Rotary Global Grants enable the Eye Center to provide free services to patients unable to pay and to offer extended services that would otherwise not be available.
GG1864130 will fund more than 2,000 cataract surgeries at the Eye Center and  “eye camps” three times monthly, in which Rotary Club of Delhi South Metropolitan members and Dr. Shroff’s community outreach teams establish specific locations in the informal settlements (there are at least a dozen designated “urban slum areas in the immediate vicinity of the Eye Center) of New Delhi, where monthly mass mobilizations (eye camps) will be set up to conduct screenings for potential cataract surgery candidates, carry out mass education in eye care issues, and recruit community members as volunteer workers in paramedical functions, such as simple eye care and general health issues, and in advocacy and grass roots outreach. Many of "eye camps" will be called Eye and SSN Camps (Social Safety Net). At these mass events, Dr. Shroff's paramedics and Rotarian volunteers will also screen participants for general health problems, test children for stunting, and screen mothers for prenatal problems.  Rotarians will be actively involved in organizing and running these events.
Contact Mark Harbison – youthexchange@kiheiwailearotary.com, markaharbison@gmail.com  808-283-3785
Global Grant GG1861825: Awareness, Prevention, and Treatment of Disease, Thailand
Rotary Clubs of Honolulu Sunrise and Silom
Area of Focus: Disease Prevention and Treatment
Budget: $135,000
This is a continuation of previous successful GGs with RC Honolulu Sunrise and allied clubs in Hawaii and Japan (Niigata prefecture) to enhance rural communities’ health infrastructure by bringing more life-saving medical equipment to rural Thai public hospitals. The emphasis is on hemodialysis machines which extend lives of patients in kidney failure. Thailand records alarmingly high rates of kidney disease – at 12 % of the population ; it occurs more often in the poor, the less educated and those with little access to medical care in provinces far from the capital Bangkok.
Increasing treatment capacity is sorely needed, coupled with medical staff and community education for prevention and early detection. An educational component will be an important part of the grant.
In addition to hemodialysis machines, some hospitals need vital sign monitors for intensive care; defibrillators and EKG to restore and monitor normal heart rhythm after cardiac arrest; syringe drivers to assure constant critical medication delivery; and oxygen concentrators to alleviate respiratory insufficiency.
Proposed budget:
7      hemodialysis machines:    THB     3,220,000                US$   97,576.00
2      vital signs monitors            THB      170.000                  US$      5,152.00
2      defibrillators                      THB       250,000                  US$      7,576.00
1      EKG                                          THB      200,000                  US$      6,061.00
15   oxygen concentrators         THB      375,000                  US$   11,364.00
5      syringe drives                       THB       149,800                US$      4,539.00
Contact: Eberhard Mann mannebermd@yahoo.com  808-398-4828 
Global Grant GG1743935 Teacher Training Yangon, Myanmar
Rotary Clubs of Metropolitan Honolulu and Yangon
Area of Focus: Basic Education and Literacy
Budget: $35,000 (This Global Grant was initiated in 2016-2017 as a District Governor’s Centennial Project)
Educational opportunities in Myanmar are limited, with monastic schools serving students not able to attend government schools. Teachers have limited training and resources and serve classrooms of 40 or more students. Traditional teacher-centered practices lead to student rote memorization. An objective is to provide project-based, hands-on and experiential approaches to teaching. Trained teachers will help improve student test scores on annual government testing. They will also provide a better teaching environment, encouraging students to attend school and actively participate in classroom sessions. Currently, financing for the schools come primarily from local donations and whatever the monks can gather, teacher training is not a priority. With this grant, Rotary will provide long-term teacher training. A primary objective is also to establish a template that can be used in future additional schools
The TExT program, developed over the past 4 years, has sent Hawaii teachers to Myanmar each summer to help with teacher training and improved student-based education. Their success is well documented and recorded. Initially, the project was supported by the Suu Foundation, though the Suu Foundation has recently changed focus. Hawaii teachers go to Myanmar to teach best methods to monastic school teachers. Teachers identified needs in 4 focus areas.
1.  Focus on sanitation and health to promote healthy practices.
2.  Focus on youth action and make a positive impact on the community.
3.  Focus on leadership; demonstrate leadership in a range of ways.
4.  Focus on the future, how community practices will affect future generations.
34 Hawaii Rotarians travelled to Myanmar in February, 2017. They met with head monks at 3 schools, and spent time with teachers and students.
Leadership in the Rotary Club of Yangon includes educational experts in the local community.
Contact: Mark Merriam mark.merriam@live.com  808.381.5504
Global Grant GG1863133 Leyte National High School (Tacloban City) WASH Project
Rotary Clubs of Lahaina and Tacloban
Areas of Focus: WASH
Budget: $35,000
The main objective of the project is to provide portable water (for drinking and hygiene) to the almost 9000 students and staff of Leyte National High School, a school in the center of Tacloban City, Philippines. Since inception in 1905 the school it is yet to have safe drinking water for the students and staff. What little water is gathered from the local underground sources is only able to serve less than 20% of the toilets and is not safe for drinking. The unusual growth in number over the past 4 years (almost 1000 students per year, brought on in part due to impact of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in 2013) has compounded the challenge to a level critical. Sadly, for the 111 years of the schools existence, the responsible agencies have not been able to address this crisis
This project aims to responsibly maximize on the available ground water resources, and then store, treat and distribute it throughout the school as safe drinking water, ensuring that the students have access to sufficient water for all drinking and hygiene requirements.
The magnitude of the needed intervention necessitates that the project be broken up into three phases (funding cycles) as follows...
Phase 1 will aim at creating the basic facilities that will make the distribution of water possible. This will  include:
a. The development of Deep Well 1,
b. The installation of a solar powered water pumping system on Deep Well 1
c. The construction of a 100 cubic meter water reservoir
d. The development of the water filtration system and Zone 1 water distribution network
e. The construction of the remainder of the parameter fence (to provide security for the reservoir and enhance the schools overall security).
Phase 2 aims at further building onto the capacity of Phase 1 by...
a. The development of Deep Well 2;
b. The installation of a solar pump system on Deep Well 2;
c. The development of Zone 2 and 3A water distribution network;
d. The installation of a Fire Hydrant network.
Phase 3 will conclude the project with the following aims:
a. The development of Deep Well 3;
b. The installation of a solar pump system on Deep Well 3;
c. Development of water distribution to Zone 3B;
d. Finishing (plastering) of parameter wall (constructed during Phase 1)
Contact: Rick Nava rick@msimaui.com   808-298-3953
You can view the complete applications at Rotary.org. Sign in and click on the Take Action Tab and then Grant Center. At the top right corner of the screen, there is a Tab called Grant Search. Click on that, and it will take you to a screen that asks for the Grant Number. Enter that a click on Filter.
As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions about Global Grants. Watch for further updates.urs in Rotary Service