Past RCFC President and current Rotary Foundation Committee chair Melanie Chamberlain started the November 18 Zoom program by summarizing the goals of the Rotary Foundation and listed the various levels of recognition for contributions.  Robin Steele, Chairman of the International Projects and Grants Committee, followed up with a summary of the Committee activities of her committee, including summaries of some of their international grants.  The full program can be viewed by clicking here.
Rotary Foundation funding enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through improvement of health, support of education, and alleviation of poverty.  Levels of recognition include: Sustaining Member ($100 or more per year to Annual Fund), Benefactor ($1000 or more from your estate or to the fund outright), Paul Harris Fellow ($1000 or more to Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or approved Foundation Grant), Paul Harris Society ($1000 or more annually to Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or approved grant), Bequest Society (commitment for future gifts of $10,000 or more to the Foundation), Major Donor (cumulative donations of $10,000 or more), and Arch Klumpf Society (cumulative donations of $250,000 or more). 
Individuals recognized today, including their level of recognition:
Paul Harris Society:  John Trone
Paul Harris Fellow: Sharyn Salmen, Steve Kane, Lucinda Kerschensteiner, Jon Land, & Kip Turain
PHF +1: James Collinson (also +2 & +3), Robin Steele (also +2), Steve Laine, Martin Nelson, Del               Benson, & Brad Abrahamson
PHF +2: Harry Mueller, Sue Wagner, Troy Tafoya
PHF +3: John David Sullivan, Don Unger, Robert Simmons, & Guy Kelley
PHF +4: John Matsushima, Jerry Smith, Dave Stewart
PHF +5: John Roberts
PHF +6: Ada Chen, Rajiv Mehta, Melanie Chamberlain
PHF +7: Lee Jeffrey (also +8), & Larry Salmen (also +8)
PHF +8: Kathy Nicol, Chuck Rutenberg, Robert Hoel
PHF +?: Bonnie Titley has given some 30 PHFs to family & friends
The members of the Foundation Committee include Melanie Chamberlain, Martin Limbird, Lynne Baker, Jeanne Fangman, Bonnie Titley and Mike Sollenberger. 
The members of the International Projects and Grants Committee include Melanie Chamberlain, Jim Collinson, Min Fan, Rich Fisher, Gloria Gleave, Jennifer Holm, Lee Jeffrey, Mara Johnson, Steve Kane, John Trone, Jon Land, Martin Limbird, Rajiv Mehta, Holly Pettit, Larry Salmen, Robin Steele, Dave Stewart, Lloyd Thomas, Bill Timpson, and Lucinda Kerschensteiner, eight of whom are Paul Harris Fellows.  Members contribute skills, expertise, and resources to help solve tough problems around the world. The international grant process follows a 40-page “Guide to Global Grants”, a process that can take two to three years.  In the last three years, matching funds from District 5440 and Rotary International plus contributions from other Rotary Clubs around the world have resulted in multiplying RCFC contributions of over $140,000 by a factor of 14.5 for a total of over $2 million in funding.  Grants in which RCFC is involved address one of six focus areas: Peace Building (three grants in Burundi); Disease Prevention & Treatment (Pune, India); Providing Clean Water (Luque, Paraguay; highlands of Ecuador); Support Maternal & Child Health (Mfangano, Kenya); Promoting Education (Grahmstown, South Africa; Ndinogona Stimulation Program for early education/disability market in US); and Growing Local Economies (Bio-Itza Reserve, Guatemala).