The magic of matched funds

The power of matched funding is well demonstrated in our efforts to eradicate Polio.  A partnership between Rotary International and The Gates Foundation means that donations, multiply quickly.

We recently forwarded a contribution to The Rotary Foundation, and received the following response:

On behalf of the Global Polio Eradication Effort thank you for your club’s contribution to this worthy program.

Your club’s contribution which exceeds the minimum USD1,000 required to attract the other contributions from District 9810, Rotary International World Fund and the Gates Foundation and as a result your contribution will be extrapolated into USD7,500. 

  • Your club’s contribution of USD1,000
  • will be matched by District 9810 Contribution of USD1,000,
  • The Rotary World Fund Contribution of USD500
  • and the Gates Foundation Contribution of USD5,000

         [USD1,000 + USD1,000 + USD500]x 2

         making the total contribution to the program USD7,500.