Global Grants Overview

Global Grants replaced Matching Grants effective July 1, 2013. While Global Grants are similar to Matching Grants in some ways, the scope and impact of Global Grants far exceeds those earlier grants. 
 
Global Grants are sponsored by two clubs or districts: a host partner in the country where the activity takes place and an international partner outside the country. The minimum match from the Rotary Foundation for a Global Grant is $15,000, which for District 5450 sponsored Global Grants results in a minimum $32,000 grant, but most Global Grants are much larger. 
 
A Global Grant must be in one of Rotary‚Äôs Six Areas of Focus and requires participation by both the Host (in country) Rotarians and the International Rotarians. 
 
When considering any project, sponsors must first conduct a thorough community assessment that explores the pressing needs in the project location along with the club and community resources available to address them. Rotary International provides guides for all parts of the development and implementation of a Global Grant. These documents are available on the RI website, www.rotary.org.  Many of these documents can also be downloaded from this website.

Once the project has been developed, a proposal should be submitted to the District for review. Once the review is complete, the sponsoring club can begin to write the Grant application online at the RI website.

District 5450 also selects up to two candidates per year to be presented to The Rotary Foundation as nominees for scholarships through Global Grants.