Water and Sanitation

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 ensures that people have sustainable access to water and sanitation by:

  • Increasing equitable community access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
  • Strengthening the ability of communities to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems
  • Educating communities about safe water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Supporting studies related to water and sanitation