Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution

The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation have identified six areas of focus for the new grant structure. These areas reflect critical humanitarian issues and needs that Rotarians are addressing worldwide. They will align Rotary with other international development efforts and will strategically further the Foundation’s mission.

Each of the six areas of focus begins with a statement of purpose, followed by a list of specific goals. The Foundation will use the goals to establish

  • Projects and activities for packaged global grants
  • Possible strategic partners for packaged global grants
  • Evaluation criteria for club- and district-developed global grants
  • A system for measuring outcome for all global grants


Statements of purpose and goals

The Rotary Foundation promotes the practice of peace and conflict prevention/resolution by:

  • Strengthening local peace efforts
  • Training local leaders to prevent and mediate conflict
  • Supporting long-term peace building in areas affected by conflict
  • Assisting vulnerable populations affected by conflict, particularly children and youth
  • Supporting studies related to peace and conflict resolution