Global partners in connecting communities

Rotary clubs around the world are influential in creating transformational change.

Global partners

Bridges to Prosperity has had a long-standing partnership with Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation, from funding B2P’s first project to participating on multiple projects today.

B2P was founded in 2001 by Ken Frantz, a Rotarian who believed that everyone should have safe access to the opportunities that would enable them to thrive. Today several board members and staff are active Rotarians.

B2P’s mission - to connect isolated rural communities with healthcare, education and economic opportunities by building footbridges over impassable rivers - directly aligns with The Rotary Foundation’s Areas of Focus, specifically Economic and Community Development. The lack of basic infrastructure is a significant hindrance to people who live in a rural walking world. Along with B2P, Rotarians believe that, through the building of footbridges, they can have a tremendous impact on income generation and development of local communities. Global Grants for footbridges through The Rotary Foundation allow Rotarians to help reduce the cycle of poverty.

Taking action

To date, Rotary clubs from around the world have partnered with B2P to build more than 75 bridges in 11 countries, through Matching and Global Grants.

B2P’s partnership with The Rotary Foundation has been instrumental in tackling the issue of poverty and the lack of sustainable infrastructure in these rural communities. Rotarians can witness men, women and children walking safely across the bridge, above the rising waters below. Projects such as these are why Rotarians are partnering with B2P.

After the grant is approved, the international sponsor club members have an opportunity to travel to visit the host club and project site. This is an amazing opportunity to work side by side with community members on the bridge, talk to them about the difference the bridge will make in their lives, and truly see their “Rotary Dollars” at work. Rotarians return with a deeper understanding of how a simple innovation like a footbridge can transform the lives of community members.

Get in touch

Interested in seeing how your Rotary Club and B2P can partner together? Fill out the form below and we will be in touch with you!

 

957,000 people

To date, we've built more than 250 bridges in over 20 countries, connecting almost 1 million people to the resources they need most.
Rotary Clubs we work with

USA-based Rotary Clubs by state

Alaska

Rotary Club of Fairbanks Sunrisers, Alaska

California

Rotary Club of Arden-Arcade, California

Rotary Club of Davis, California

Rotary Club of Davis Sunrise, California

Rotary Club of Foothill Highlands, California

Rotary Club of Lynwood, California

Palo Alto University Rotary Club, California

Rotary Club of Paradise, California

Rotary Club of Walnut Creek, California

Rotary Club of Winters, California

Rotary Club of Woodland, California

Rotary Club of Woodland Sunrise, California

Colorado

Rotary Club of Aspen, Colorado

Boulder Valley Rotary Club, Colorado

Rotary Club of Vail, Colorado

Florida

Rotary Club of Daytona, Florida

Rotary Club of Daytona Beach West, Florida

Illinois

Rotary Club of Springfield, Illinois

Michigan

Rotary Club of Belleville, Michigan

Nevada

Rotary Club of Las Vegas, Nevada

New Mexico

Rotary Club of Alamogordo, New Mexico

Rotary Club of Roswell, New Mexico

Ruidoso Rotary Club, New Mexico

Rotary Club of Tularosa, New Mexico

Rotary Club of White Sands, New Mexico

New York

Rotary Club of New York, New York

North Carolina

Rotary Club of Lenoir, North Carolina

Rotary Club of Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Rotary Club of Lenoir, North Carolina

Rotary District 7670, North Carolina

Rotary District 7670, North Carolina

Pennsylvania

Rotary Club of Ambler, Pennsylvania

Texas

Rotary Club of Marble Falls, Texas

Rotary Club of West El Paso, Texas

Virginia

Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club, Virginia

Rotary Club of Blacksburg, Virginia

Rotary Club of Bon-Air, Virginia

Rotary Club of Gloucester, Virginia

Rotary Club of Gloucester Point, Virginia

Rotary Club of Herndon, Virginia

Rotary Club of Hopewell, Virginia

Rotary Club of Innsbrook, Virginia

Rotary Club at City Center, Virginia

Rotary Club of Dunn Loring-Merrifield, Virginia

Falls Church Rotary Club, Virginia

Rotary Club of Farmville, Virginia

Rotary Club of Leesburg, Virginia

Mathews Rotary Club, Virginia

Midlothian Rotary Club, Virginia

Rotary Club of Newport News, Virginia

Portsmouth Rotary Club, Virginia

Rotary Club of Richmond, Virginia

Rotary Club of Smithfield, Virginia

Rotary Club of Warwick, Virginia

Rotary Club of Williamsburg, Virginia

Washington

Rotary Club of Seattle, Washington

Rotary Club of Seattle Alderwood-Terrace, Washington

Wisconsin

Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

International Based Rotary Clubs

Belgium

Rotary Club of Wetteren, Belgium (contributor)

Bolivia

Rotary Club of Cochabamba, Bolivia

Rotary Club of La Paz-Sur, Bolivia

Canada

Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona, Candada (contributor)

Guatamala

Rotary Club of Guatemala Sur, Guatemala

El Salvador

Rotary Club of Cuscatlan, El Salvador

Rotary Club of Merliot, San Salvador, El Salvador

Guatemala

Rotary Club of Vista Hermosa, Guatemala

Haiti

Rotary Club of Pignon, Haiti

Honduras

Rotary Club of Yoro, Honduras

Managua

Rotary Club of Tiscapa Managua

Mexico

Rotary Club of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico (contributor)

Nicaragua

Rotary Club of Esteli, Nicaragua

Rotary Club of Managua, Nicaragua

Rotary Club of Managua Tiscapa, Nicaragua

Rotary Club of Somoto, Nicaragua

Peru

Rotary Club of Cajamarca, Peru

Rwanda

Rotary Club of Kigali – Gasabo, Rwanda

Zambia

Rotary Club of Lusaka, Zambia

Rotary Club of Nkwazi, Zambia