Rotary Club of West El Paso

Club Projects, Programs & Special Events

Each year the Westside El Paso Rotary Club sponsors selected events for the community. Click on the appropriate link on the left to visit the archives for each event.

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Club Projects, Programs & Special Events

Matching Grants

Types of Grants from the Rotary Club of West El Paso:
Community Grants: These are grants which serve local communities within the club's jurisdiction. The Rotary Club of West El Paso's "Back-To-School Backpack Project" is an annual project to provide backpacks and school supplies for local elementary school children. All of the work to purchase, package and deliver the school supplies is organized by our Community & Youth Services Directors in conjunction with our local Interact Clubs.

District Matching Grants: The Rotary Club of West El Paso raises funds to assist in funding international humanitarian service projects in cooperation with Rotarians in the US, Mexico or in another country. Here is a sampling of only some of the many projects the Rotary Club of West El Paso has helped fund over the last several years:
Candlelighters Oncology Summer Camp - $17,000
Advocacy Center for the Children of El Paso - $21,000
Community Partners of El Paso's - Rainbow Room - $17,000
Apanical Child Cancer Center - Cuidad Juarez - $21,000
Computer Discovery Center for the El Paso Zoo - $17,500
Medical Equipment for Gastroenterology Lab at Autonomous University, Cuidad Juarez - $14,000

Global Grants: Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in one or more of Rotary's six areas of focus.
Global grants must:
1. Be an international partnership between a Rotary club or district in the country where the activity takes place and a Rotary club or district outside of that country
2. Be sustainable and include plans for long-term success after the global grant funds have been spent
3. Include measurable goals that are demonstrated through progress reports
4. Align with one of our six areas of focus
5. Respond to real community needs
6. Include active participation from both Rotarians and community members
7. Have a minimum budget of US$30,000
8. Meet the eligibility requirements in the grants terms and conditions
You can use global grants to fund:
1. Humanitarian projects that support the goals of one or more of the areas of focus
2. Scholarships for graduate-level academic studies that relate to one or more of the areas of focus
3. Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals traveling abroad either to learn more about their profession or teach local professionals about a particular field
How do I apply for a global grant? The Rotary Foundation accepts global grant applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Before a district or club can apply for a grant, it has to complete the qualification process. Once your club or district is qualified, you can apply for a global grant through the online tool.
How are global grants funded? Global grants are funded with a combination of District Designated Funds or cash contributions and matching funds from The Rotary Foundationís World Fund. The World Fund will match 100 percent of District Designated Funds and/or 50 percent of cash contributions. The minimum award amount from the World Fund is US$15,000, which means that the minimum project budget is $30,000.
Contact Chava Gonzalez-Barney at telephone (915)565-5205
or Email: kchavag@swbell.net for further information.