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.


You can use district grants to fund a variety of district and club , 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


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. Districts must be  before they can administer district grants.
Key (upcoming) deadlines:
June 1, 2023 -- District Grant Applications (and required supporting documentation) for the 2023-24 Rotary Year
August 31, 2023 -- Final Reports due for District Grants for the 2022-23 Rotary Year