Rotary announces new Hearts of Europe global grants

Rotary has begun a new partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)'s Bureau for Europe and Eurasia to pursue long-term projects that will make lasting change in communities throughout Eastern Europe.

The Hearts of Europe initiative is a three-year program, funded jointly by USAID and The Rotary Foundation. It aims to foster collaboration, networking, and friendship among Rotary clubs in several Eastern European countries and the United States. Both organizations expect to contribute up to $1 million.

Through this initiative, Rotary clubs can apply for global grants to support projects aligned with Rotary's areas of focus. Grant projects will take place in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Ukraine. Clubs will need to involve Rotaractors in the project if a Rotaract club is located near the project site.

Grants must meet all global grant requirements plus additional requirements established through the partnership, which are listed in the guidelines. Projects related to COVID-19 are also eligible.

Rotary clubs and districts that apply for a Hearts of Europe grant may receive a double World Fund match.

Applications are now available. See the Hearts of Europe Global Grants page for more information.