The Rotary Foundation launched Rotary Grants, Formerly known as the Future Vision Plan, on July 1, 2013.
We encourage all Rotarians to become educated on the new grant structure by using the available RI training materials augmented by the additional information provided on this website. If, after considering all of the facts, you wish to support our informational effort or provide other feedback, please click as appropriate. More importantly, please make your feelings known to your district leaders.


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The Rotary Foundation's Future Vision Program is scheduled for worldwide rollout on July 1, 2013. Based on surveys posted on various Linked In discussion groups, a substantial majority of Rotarians are supportive of the roll out, or at least prepared to give the program a chance. However, there is a significant percentage of respondents who have expressed concern. Surveys were taken in the Rotary International Official Group, The Rotary Foundation Group, the Paul Harris Fellows Group, and the Major Donors Group. While it is impossible to say with certainty, it is a reasonable assumption that the lifetime history of financial support for the Foundation probably increases from group to group. If this is true (it most certainly is for the Major Donors Group), the survey results indicate that Rotarians with advancing levels of "skin" in the game have expressed the highest level of concern.

As of December 6, 2012, the percentage of survey respondents who are expressing concerns is nearly one in three. If these individuals choose to "vote with their wallets", there is a significant potential for loss of TRF funding.

  It is often said that the Future Vision Train is leaving the station, and that Rotarians, Clubs, and Districts may either get on board or be left behind. 

Does The Rotary Foundation really want to risk leaving a large number of financially supportive Rotarians on the station platform?