Gates Foundation aids Rotary program
Last updated 12/6/2007 at Noon
Rotary International recently announced that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded the Rotary Foundation a challenge grant of $100 million, which Rotary will match, dollar for dollar, over three years.
This is the largest single grant ever given to a volunteer service organization and represents a tremendous validation of the approach and success of Rotary’s PolioPlus program.
This partnership comes at a critical juncture for the polio eradication initiative, which needs an infusion of funds to reach the goal of a polio-free world. For this reason, the initial $100 million w...