Grants: The Rotary Foundation

 
 
Wayne McCutcheon, Chair, Grants Sub-Committee (Rotary Club of St. Albert).
 
 
The Rotary Foundation's Humanitarian Grants Program allows Rotary clubs and Districts to build partnerships on an international level to promote understanding between countries and communities of different cultures.  Clubs and Districts are encouraged to apply for these grants to assist with funding joint projects which meet the criteria for Rotary International's 
6 Areas of Focus;  
  • Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Disease Prevention/Treatment
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • Economic and Community Development.  
Your time commitment is not that onerous and is far outweighed by the rewards.
 
There are two grant programs where the dollars you have committed to a project can be matched (so think big!) and watch you money and project grow.  If you are considering a Global Grant Opportunity check out our database for Rotary Clubs in other countries seeking grant partners:
 
District Grants - Allows District 5370 to allocate a portion of the District Designated Funds (DDF) to fund short-term projects and activities, either local or international.  Clubs submit their grant applications directly to the district through the sub-committee chair no later than May 31st. The District Foundation Committee administers and distributes the funds.
 
Global Grants - Allows a Rotary Club to form an international partnership with another Rotary Club to fund large-scale, long term activities which respond to a need the benefiting community has identified and includes the active participation of that community.  There is not deadline for this type of grant.  Assistance with Global Grant applications will be provided by the sub-committee chair.
 
For more information contact Wayne McCutcheon