Summary
 
In 2015-2016, Rotarians in District 6040 donated  $261,066.74 to Annual Fund/SHARE of The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  Three years later, in 2018-19, D6040 received one-half that amount ($130,533.37) in District Designated Funds, one-half to be used for district grants and one-half to be used for Global Grants.  Additionally, the district received $4,247.57 in Endowment Fund/SHARE earnings and used carry-over Global Grant Funds of $105,998.05 from previous years.  From these funds, the district made the following investments in 2018-19:
 
Missouri Community Humanitarian Service projects sponsored with district grants.
$47,268.79  from our Rotary Foundation donations was invested directly in Missouri communities through district grants. 
With club and community support, these projects totaled $113,690.08. 
Global Grants. 
$39,135 from Rotary Donations for Global Grant Projects totaling $654,130
International Humanitarian Service projects sponsored with District Grants.
$14,183.  $11,683.00 of our Rotary Foundation donations was invested in Group Study Exchange and $2,500 was invested in scholarships for Missouri students studying abroad.
With club and community support these projects totaled  $21,472.35.
     
A grand total of $789,292.43
for projects “To Do Good in the World!”
Thank you to District 6040 and World-Wide Rotarians!
 
  • Albany – Repair and improve the existing log cabin/outdoor classroom at V.E. George Elementary School in Albany, MO. Total project $4,641.12; district grant $2,320.56.  Number of people served 500.
  • Andrew County - Assist the local Head Start Program by replacing the currently inadequate equipment shed on the playground with one that will fit all of their outdoor equipment, also spread mulch on the playground.  Total project $1,148.41; district grant $574.01.  Number of people served 30.
  • Blue Springs –Provide Teacher Tool boxes for schools where school leaders have participated in Trauma Sensitive School Training.    Total project $1,870.73; district grant $896.08.  Number of people served:  500
  • Cameron – Partner with the Cameron Regional YMCA to relocate and update playground equipment, including equipment for handicapped children for their after-school program.  Total project $2,461.92; district grant $1,000.  Number of people served:  50
  • Chillicothe – Provide a resource room for the local rescue mission.  Total project $4,998.21; district grant $2,340.  Number of people served: 100.
  • Eastern Independence – Purchase equipment for Equine Therapy program in Lone Jack, MO.  Total project $3,661.05; district grant $1,817.  Number of people served:  1500.
  • Higginsville – Purchase cemetery service equipment to a Veteran’s Cemetery   Total project $5,350.; district grant $2,340.  Number of people served:  4000
  • Huntsville – Provide park benches and tables as well as grilling equipment for a city park.  Total project $2,000; district grant $1,000.
  • Independence – Partner with Independence Project Connect to provide free access to needed community services for under-served, under-resourced adults.  Funds to be used for promotional materials, banners, signage, printing, copying costs and volunteer support.  Total project $8,587.45; district grant $2,250.00.
  • Kansas City – Provide reading and recognition materials for a charter school reading program.  Total project $4,000; district grant $2,000.  Number served 165.
  • Kansas City Plaza – Provide materials and labor to upgrade facilities housing a non-profit whose staff teach life skills to inner city African-American male teenagers.   Total project $4,963.07; district grant $2,340.  Number served:  200
  • Kansas City South – Furnish and install cabinets in Veterans Tiny Homes.  Total project $5,525; district grant $1,300.  Number of people served: 5.
  • Kirksville North Star – Purchase two automated external defibrillators (AEDs), participate in CPR-AED training, provide heart disease education, provide volunteers to work at community-wide heart disease event.  Total Project $3,857.08  District Grant $1,920.  Number of people served 1000.
  • Lawson – Provide and plant trees at the Lawson City Lake new campsite project.  Total project $3,750; district grant $1,875.  Number served 100.
  • Lee’s Summit Sunrise – Provide tables and chairs to be used for group meals at a food pantry.  Prepare meals for families, deliver meals to homebound seniors, bag groceries and assist in inventorying and organizing food and clothing.  Total project $4,998.94; district grant $2,340. Number of people served 1000.
  • Liberty – Provide elementary students in the school district with books.  Rotarians will serve as volunteer readers with students.  Total project $4,744.42; district grant $2,340.  Number of people served:  90
  • Macon – Provide materials and labor to construct community trails.  Total project $5,626.76; district grant $2,340.  Number of people served:  1000        
  • Marceline – Purchase and install picnic tables and grills for the city park.  Total project $2,407.34; district grant $1,000.  Number of people served:  2000
  • Plattsburg – Revitalize a pocket park in downtown Plattsburg by cleaning up the area, installing new landscape materials and a small irrigation system.  Restore town clock in the park.  Total project:  $2,087.86; district grant $1,043.93.  Number of people served:  200.
  • Raytown – Build, install, plant and maintain raised gardens for senior citizens of Raytown.  Total project $1,592.45; District grant $797.51.  Number of people served:  45
  • Richmond – Purchase and install Christmas lights for the town square.  Total project $5,000; District Grant $2,500.  Number of people served:  6000
  • St. Joseph –  Plan and host a recertification conference for educators using Childhood Trauma Training techniques in their school classrooms.   Total project $4,583.40; district grant $2,291.70.  Number of people served:  60
  • St. Joseph East – Construct a permanent outdoor pergola for use by individuals  impacted by cerebral palsy and other development disabilities.  Total project $3,691.04; district grant $1,770.  Number of people served:  70
  • St. Joseph South Side – Purchase of weightlifting and fitness equipment for a non-profit community center, unloading, setting up the equipment, and volunteering for a weightlifting meet.  Total project $5,000; district grant $2,275.00. Number people served:  100
  • Scotland County - Replace broken/dysfunctional metal door with window at Scotland County Senior Club.  Total project $1,177; district grant $588.  Number of people served: 100.
  • Tarkio - Provide AEDs to be placed in police cars, the community building and the swimming pool.  Total project $11,286.83; district grant $1,670.  Number of people served:  150
  • Unionville – Expand and equip a new children’s area in the county public library.  Total project $4,680; district grant $2,340.00.  Number of people served:  500
 
  • Humanitarian Service Programs in Other Countries (funded by District Grants) - $14,183.00
    • Group Study Exchange – A humanitarian, vocational and cultural exchange was held with District 9520 in Australia.  D6040 sent a five-person team (St. Joseph East, Unionville, Lee’s Summit Sunrise, Lee’s Summit and Kansas City Plaza) and received a five-person team from Australia.  A Global Grant in Australia for dialysis equipment has been funded at $80,000 and a Global Grant in Northwest Missouri for Peace and Conflict Resolution at $86,000 has been submitted to The Rotary Foundation.  The district grant invested $11,683 in the Group Study Exchange.
    • District Scholarships  - One student sponsored by the Kirksville Thousand Hills Rotary Club was awarded a study abroad opportunity.  Total district grant:  $2,500.
      • Drew Zeiba, Truman State University, to study Medical Spanish at Asociacion Pop Wu Quetzaltenango, Guatemala.  Area of Focus - Disease Prevention and Treatment, Spanish Literacy.
 
  • Global Grants – Funds expended in 2018-19 - $39,135.  Total of all Projects:  $654,130
    • Schuyler County Club El Salvador Clean Water Well. $10,000.  Total project:  $65,937
    • District 6040.  Vickie Blade Pacemaker Program 2018, A Zones Heart-to-Heart Project $2,000.  Total Project:  $165,000
    • District 6040.  Hospital Equipment Project CURE Phase 1, A Zones Heart-to-Heart Project $2,000.  Total Project:  $78,000
    • Liberty Rotary Club on behalf of District 6040, 2018 Rotary Nigeria Family Health Days, $5,000.  Total Project:  $202,500
    • District 6040.  Sam Owori Memorial School.  $1,200.  Total Project:  $62,323
    • District 6040.  Global Grant Scholarship for Reiko Muranaka, Community Economic Develop, M.S. in Public Service. $750.00 Total Project: $50,000
    • Kirksville Thousand Hills Rotary Club.  Global Grant Scholarship for District 6040 sponsored student, Nick Wehner, sponsored by Kirksville Thousand Hills.  Nick is studying Peace and Conflict Resolution in England and will receive an M.S. in Peace Studies.  $15,185.00  Total Project:  $30,370.
    • District 6040.  Global Grant Funds contributed to Polio Plus, $3,000
 
Global Grant Funds Reserved Pending Final Grant Submission by the Sponsoring Clubs and Approval by The Rotary Foundation – $298,000
  • District 6040 – contribution to Monterrey, Mexico grant to refurbish fire equipment - $1,000
  • Smithville Rotary Club – Nepal Cookstoves - $15,000
  • Eastern Independence Rotary Club – Burkina Faso Education Technology Tools - $15,000
  • Chillicothe Rotary Club – Paraguay or Argentina Medical Supplies - $15,000
  • District 6080 – contribution to Philippines Economic Development Project for Indigenous People - $4,000
  • 2019 Nigeria Family Health Days – District Sponsored Global Grant, $15,000
  • Independence Rotary Club – Thailand Basic Education and Literacy - $15,000
  • St. Joseph Rotary Clubs and District 9520 Australia – NW Missouri Peace and Conflict Resolution - $17,000
  • Bethany Rotary Club – Brazil - $15,000
  • District 6060 – Clayton-Ladue Rotary Club and Jordan, Water System - $2,000
  • Cameron Rotary Club Kenya Water and Sanitation - $10,000
  • District 6040 – Heart-to-Heart Projects for Central Mexico - $4,000
  • Global Grant Scholar – awarded in May 2020 for study in the 2020-21 school year - $35,000
  • Nine Clubs:  Raytown (Nigeria), Bethany (Brazil), Liberty (Kosovo), Chillicothe (Argentina), Waldo-Brookside, Kirksville (South Africa), Gladstone, Higginsville (Chile), KC South, and Kansas City Plaza have indicated they plan to develop Global Grants in 2019-20:  $135,000.
 
  • Ongoing Global Grants Fully Paid from Global Grant Funds Prior to 2018-19.
    • Dominican Republic Micro Credit Bank – Total Project $125,000.  The five-year district partnership with District 4060 in the Dominican Republic began in 2015 and continues in its third year of operation.  District 6040, 13 District 6040 clubs, one Dominican Republic Club, one non-Rotarian donor and District 4060 made this $125,000 investment.   
      • Seven groups of entrepreneurs, 120 women, have been trained in 2016-2019.
      • Eighty-one women have received loans over the span of all training sessions. 
      • The repayment percentage remains high.  It was 90% in 2017-18 and partner agencies have reported a high repayment for 2018-19, but not a specific number to date.