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Unsafe Drinking Water Affects Billions

A study conducted by the Hilton Foundation found that nearly 4 billion worldwide do not have access to safe drinking water. The study also states that 1,600 children under the age of 5 die every day due to waterborne illness. We need your help!

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Rotary International Programs of Scale Grant

To tackle this issue, Rotary Club International is offering a Programs of Scale Grant to any club able to come up with a unique program with a variety of diverse partners. This $2 Million grant could have a serious impact on clean drinking water. The Rotary Club of Sacramento (District 5180) along with districts and clubs across the US have decided to apply for this grant.

The Rotary Foundation’s Programs of Scale initiative is a highly competitive grant program designed to invest in sustainable, evidence-based interventions that address a community-identified need across a significant geographic area and population. Funded grants support activities over three to five years, align with one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus, include measurable outcomes, and demonstrate impact. The grant amount is $2 million, and only one grant will be awarded on an annual basis.

World Vision

The Sacramento Rotary club has patterned with World Vision, a global humanitarian organization tacking causes of poverty and injustice, for this grant. World Vision has agreed to match the amount awarded from the grant: $2 Million.

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The Rotary Foundation’s Programs of Scale initiative is a highly competitive grant program designed to invest in sustainable, evidence-based interventions that address a community-identified need across a significant geographic area and population. Funded grants support activities over three to five years, align with one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus, include measurable outcomes, and demonstrate impact. The grant amount is $2 million, and only one grant will be awarded on an annual basis. The successful applicant must adhere to the Terms and Conditions for Programs of Scale Grants.

Efforts will begin in one of the poorest countries in the world, Niger.