The Areas of Focus are now being referred to as Causes on the RI website. The terminology has changed only as far as when speaking to the general public. For simplicity of conversation and greater clarification, RI would like us to use the term causes when speaking about the issues that Rotary focuses on with non-Rotarians. Our causes are: Promoting Peace; Fighting Disease; Providing Clean Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene; Saving Mothers and Children; Supporting Education; Growing Local Economies; and Protecting the Environment.
My Rotary - The Learning Centre Presentations that provide a great overview and key information about each topic.
Global Grants
Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. By working together to respond to real community needs, clubs and districts strengthen their global partnerships. UPDATE: Changes to Global Grant Match. June 1, 2020.
Read A Guide to Global Grants for detailed information on planning your project, applying for a grant to fund it, carrying it out, and reporting on your progress and outcome.
For more info click HERE.

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. For more info click HERE.


  1. Grant Certification training is required in order to apply for a District or a Global Grant. As per RI policy one member from a club must be trained annually, but it is recommended to have more participants if possible. Additionally, the person who takes the training must be the person who writes the grant.
  2. Clubs are then required to have a Rotary Foundation Memorandum of Understanding in place for each Rotary Year. Please refer to the Club Qualification MOU Worksheet for additional information.
  3. Club Foundation Chair entered in ClubRunner (and/or via My Rotary).
  4. Club Foundation Goals entered in Rotary Club Central
  5. The grant deadline is June 30th. This means clubs need to plan their grants before the end of the Rotary year.
The District Foundation Director and Committee Chairs are available to provide information, answer your questions, assist your club with completing grant applications, making presentations on The Rotary Foundation programs to your members, club executive and/or Foundation Committee; AND helping to provided you with project ideas.
Delegation allows some club and district leaders to share their level of Grant Centre access with other Rotary members, allowing them to view, edit, and authorize applications. This way, clubs and districts can customize the Grant Centre to meet their needs more efficiently. 
For more on grants, the guide How to Use the Grant Centre includes information about authorizing a global grant application, adding bank account information, and reporting on a global grant.
District Grant Certification
District Grant Info
D7010 District Grants Policy {pending}
Global Grant Info
Individual, Club and District giving to The Rotary Foundation can be viewed by signing into My Rotary. Click on Manage > Club & District Administration > Contributions and select the report you wish to view.
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