Welcome to the Wheelchair Foundation’s Rotary Resource Page! With the help of Rotary Clubs from around the globe, the Wheelchair Foundation has been able to deliver more than 895,000 wheelchairs worldwide. As a club or district initiative, you can participate in a wheelchair distribution as a hands-on Rotary project. Together, we’ve changed hundreds of thousands of lives with the gift of mobility.
MATCHING GRANTS allow small clubs to do BIG THINGS
In order to maximize the potential of contributions made by Rotarians worldwide, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International (TRF) allows for eight Matching Grant opportunities with any outside organization acting as a cooperating organization. Wheelchair Foundation is pleased to be able to help Rotarian donors maximize the potential of contributions by coordinating this participation.
Fortunately for Wheelchair Foundation, we have the assistance of Rotarian volunteer PDG Jon B. Grant and his wife, Linda, in the administration of these very beneficial and generous grants. For the last twelve years, Jon and Linda have helped collect funds from individual Rotarians and clubs alike and coordinated the application process to maximize the value of each and every donation.
TRF Matching Grants allow Rotary clubs and Rotarians to combine funds and participate in large scale projects with substantial local and international impact and receive Paul Harris credit.
As Rotary moves into the Future Vision program starting July 2013 we have been told by senior staff at TRF that the Wheelchair Foundation Matching Grants, as we now do them, WILL NO LONGER BE INCLUDED. So this may be the last year that we can do TRF Matching Grants (Global Grants) for wheelchairs.
To become involved in one of Wheelchair Foundation’s eight annual Matching Grant opportunities please contact: Jon B. Grant, DDS, Rotary Club of Foster City, District Governor, D5150, 1994-1995, RRFC. 1998-2000, at (650) 574-0520 or JonBGrant@aol.com.
The Land of a Thousand Smiles was just that!
To everyone who stopped by our booth at the 2012 Rotary International Convention, thank you for being a part of our memorable experience! We had a great time making new friends and seeing familiar faces and we hope you enjoyed your visit, too! For those who might have missed us or were unable to attend this year, please download our latest brochure for more information and give us a call at (877) 378-3839 today!