DISTRICT GRANTS

District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in your community and communities abroad. Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants.

WHAT THEY SUPPORT

You can use district grants to fund a variety of district and club projects and activities, including:

  • Humanitarian projects, including service travel and disaster recovery efforts
  • Scholarships for any level, length of time, location, or area of study
  • Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about a particular field or to learn more about their own

HOW TO USE THEM

You have a lot of freedom to customize your service projects. There aren’t many restrictions, as long as your district grant supports the mission of The Rotary Foundation. 

HOW THEY’RE FUNDED

Districts may use up to 50 percent of their District Designated Fund to receive one district grant annually. This percentage is calculated based on the amount of DDF generated from a district’s Annual Fund giving three years prior, including Endowment Fund earnings. You aren’t required to request the full amount available.

You’ll receive this funding as a lump sum and then distribute it to your clubs.

HOW CLUBS REQUEST FUNDS

Clubs work directly with their district to get funding. When a club in D5060 is ready to start the process of applying for a District Grant, all related materials are listed on the D5060 website under the header Grants.  It is critically important that you submit your grant request through the online grant portal on the D5060 website.  (If you go to grant requests on the Rotary International website, you went to the wrong place.)