Posted on Oct 10, 2017
There is still over $35,000 yet to be claimed in the way of grants to qualified clubs! In addition to clubs making their first grant request, the District is announcing that a second round of grants is now being made available to all clubs.

This means in addition to accepting grant applications from clubs that have not yet applied, the district grants committee is accepting grant applications from clubs wishing to apply for a second matching grant (for a second project) of up to $2000. In an effort to make the most grant money available to clubs, funding of grants will be made on a first come - first served basis, based on the date of the filing of the complete application.

Remember that the close out reports for all District Service Grants remains March 31, 2018, so time is critical! If your project can be funded and a complete report submitted by the deadline, go for it! No funds can be spent before the grant is approved, and all other requirements remain in place.

We want to emphasize the use of the funds for tree planting projects to meet RI President Ian Riseley’s call for planting a tree for each Rotarian worldwide!

We’d love to put all of our District Service Grant funds to work in our communities! Decide on a project, and commit to match your club funds with up to $2,000 in service grant funds. Start your grant application now by going to, and selecting “Apply for District Service Grants” from the Rotary Foundation dropdown menu. Again, time is of the essence, as project reports are due at the end of March.

To date, 25 clubs have submitted grant applications and many of those have already been approved and funded. Let’s see how many clubs and how many projects our DSG can fund this year!