Partners

How clubs can work with Rotary partners

You can work with Rotary's partners to plan more effective and sustainable projects.

To ensure that your project fits the needs of a community:

Your community has many potential partners, including organizations that already have relationships with Rotary.


Ashoka

Ashoka, an international organization, has more than 3,000 leading social entrepreneurs, known as Ashoka fellows, who create positive social and economic change. Ashoka fellows collaborate with communities, businesses, and organizations on innovative ventures to foster meaningful and sustainable improvement in Austria, Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, Nigeria, Netherlands, Philippines, Romania, and Spain.

Ashoka fellows can work with Rotary members on community development projects. Fellows can connect you with a network of local business and community leaders.

Learn more (PDF)


Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, a global nonprofit, works with families and individuals in need, helping them build or improve homes.

Rotary clubs can work directly with local Habitat chapters by assessing communities that need better housing, securing in-kind contributions for building homes, and volunteering on building projects. Clubs can also work with chapters to improve water and sanitation conditions and help people develop the skills and independence they need to build better lives.

Learn more (PDF) and contact Habitat to get involved


Institute for Economics and Peace

The Institute for Economics and Peace is dedicated to measuring and reporting on the economic value of peace. It offers educational and community-based programs to increase stability in communities.

Clubs and the institute will work together to create a Peace Academy, an online training program with interactive tools and webinars about new peacebuilding methods and the underlying causes of conflict. Clubs will also participate in Positive Peace workshops in Mexico and Colombia, which bring together diverse groups of community leaders and peacebuilders to discuss projects on conflict resolution.

Learn more and contact the Rotary-IEP coordinator to get involved


International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

IAPB comprises more than 140 members: nongovernmental organizations, eye health groups, eye research and teaching institutions, and corporations.

Clubs and districts can help IAPB plan projects to improve access to eye health services, such cataract screenings and treatment, and diabetic eye exams and follow-up services.

Learn more (PDF) and contact IAPB to get involved


Peace Corps

The U.S. Peace Corps allows volunteers to immerse themselves in other cultures and work side by side with local leaders to tackle their host communities' most pressing challenges. Peace Corps volunteers serve in more than 60 countries and work with nongovernmental organizations, host-country governments, and local community members to address local needs.

Rotary clubs can work with Peace Corps volunteers to identify a project's prospective beneficiaries, assess communities, and involve community members in projects. When Peace Corps volunteers return, they can give presentations at Rotary club meetings and find clubs interested in partnering on international projects.

Learn more and contact Peace Corps to get involved


ShelterBox

ShelterBox provides emergency shelter and supplies to assist survivors immediately after a disaster.

Rotary works with ShelterBox in all phases of disaster relief: identifying regions that need support, volunteering in relief efforts, facilitating meetings with government officials and relief agencies, and funding supplies. Rotary can also help with logistics, including customs clearance; house deployed teams; arrange transportation; and offer language interpretation.

Learn more (PDF) and contact ShelterBox to get involved


The United States Agency for International Development

USAID is one of the world's largest governmental aid agencies. Rotary and USAID jointly support programs to improve access to safe water supplies, sanitation, and hygiene in Ghana, Madagascar, and Uganda.

Clubs can support these efforts financially or work directly with USAID by providing technical help or field support, or advocating for initiatives to improve water, sanitation, and hygiene.

Learn more and contact USAID to get involved