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$245,162 of good in District 7600 communities:

Fifteen district grants have been awarded for the 2019-2020 year. District 7600 awarded approximately $125,000 of District Designated Funds for these grants. That is a handsome figure. Even more handsome is the total dollar value impact of the grants which will be $245,162, based on donations from the participating clubs, partnering organizations, and governmental entities. The projects funded will bring significant enhancements to communities in District 7600 and to one community in Costa Rica. Yes, Costa Rica.

Norfolk (Lead Club) Improving YMCA – Rotary Kitchen

Four of the six areas of focus represented:

The largest number of district grants was in the Maternal & Child Health area of focus with a total of 8 grants. Next was Economic & Community Development with a total of 6 grants. Basic Education & Literacy had one grant. There were no grants in either Water & Hygiene or in Peace & Conflict Resolution.

Virginia Peninsula (Lead Club) Boys & Gril Club

Club projects increase impact by working together:

Of the 15 district grants awarded, 9 were multi-club projects while six were single club projects. Many clubs do not have nearby clubs to partner with, which makes these clubs so much more important for their communities.

Great projects, great partners, & more good news:

There will be a Round 2 of district grant awards. District Rotary Foundation Chair Stephen Beer reports that there is still approximately $25,000 in the kittly. Information on the application and award timeline will be announced soon. Presidents and Club Foundation Chairs, be sure to read your email if you want a shot at a Round 2 district grant award.