Rotary Club of Rutland

General Guidelines for Donations from the Rotary Club of Rutland
1. Donations should relate to one of the Rotary’s six main areas of focus
  • Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Basic Education and Literacy
2. Donations should not fund general administrative expenses of the recipient
3. Donations should not be given to United Way of Rutland beneficiaries
4. Donations should not be given where existing adequate funding is available, and/or a project is assured success without the Club’s financial support
5. It is preferred not to donate where taxes or user fees are expected 
6. Although Rotary truly changes lives one at a time, donations made to organizations are perceived as likely to more efficiently leverage the gift versus one made to an individual. However, in extraordinary circumstances, a donation to an individual or a small group may be approved when the need is deemed compelling.
 
General Preferences
1. In order to husband funds and support more groups, it is desirable not to make annual contributions, except for United Way of Rutland
2. Funds dispersed should be for a targeted program and receive recognition either at the site or in a publication
3. It is desirable to support a worthy organization who considers Rotary as a last resort for funding, to either start-up or sustain its good work
4. All requests for funds must be received in writing by the Club president or BOD and never from a speaker during a meeting, although a speaker from a group under consideration for a donation may be asked to speak and enlighten the membership about its mission.
5. Funds dispersed should be for a targeted program and receive recognition either at the site or in a publication
6. It is desirable to support a worthy organization that considers Rotary as a last resort for funding, to either start-up or sustain its good work
7. All requests for funds must be received in writing by the Club president or BOD and never from a speaker during a meeting, although a speaker from a group under consideration for a donation may be asked to speak and enlighten the membership about its mission.