Grants Overview
How would you like to double your club money with a District Service Grant or triple it with a Global Grant?
Starting July 1, 2013, there are three major types of matching grants:
  1. Smaller (no lower limit) one-year District Service Grants
  2. Larger ($30K minimum project size) multi-year Global Grants
  3. Packaged Grants (information found on Rotary International website)
District Service Grants:  All the information (including DSG application) that is needed comes from the District 5190 website.  Pertinent links are included on the links listed to the left of this page.  The DSG is limited to one year (see “Timeline” link) and is available to “Qualified Clubs” (see link).  DSG international projects will require an in-country Rotary host partner and will be limited to those that can reasonably be completed within the Rotary year (see “Timeline” link).    All DSG applications are funded on a first-come-first-served basis for those that meet the Terms and Conditions.  These applications must be filled out on the computer using the Club Runner application that can be accessed by clicking HERE FOR THE INDIVIDUAL AND CLUB CONTRIBUTION FORM and HERE FOR THE MULTIPLE MEMBER CONTRIBUTION FORM or HERE TO DONATE ON THE ROTARY INTERNATIONAL SITE.

Any reference to “District Grants” mentioned on the Rotary International website refers to a TRF-to-District grant and has no use when looking for a club-initiated District Service Grant.  Important notes:  When clicking “Submit a Grant Request” button, you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions.  Online applications can be entered and edited multiple times by the same Primary Contact.  The maximum District match for a DSG is $2000 per club (1 per year).  The District can match additional club(s) for the same project at a maximum of $2000 each (1 per club per year).  There is no limit to the number of clubs (all certified and signed MOU).  The Primary Contact (one who fills out online application) is responsible for completing the application, overseeing the project, and submitting a timely Final Report (including receipts).  Example: Club A contributes $2000.  Adding the District match ($2000) would fund a $4000 project.
Global Grants:  These project sites are outside of the USA.  Annual reports are required, but there is no time limit to complete.  The maximum number of Global Grants for any one club has been increased to ten.  Applications for these are found on The Rotary Foundation section of the R.I. website.  The minimum TRF contribution is $15K, making the smallest project (most likely) to be $10K from the club(s), $10K from D5190, $10K TRF matches D5190, $5K TRF matches club(s) (project total = $35,000).   District 5190’s only decision is whether or not we match the club’s contribution.  TRF makes the final approval of the project and tracks the reporting requirements.  This grant application is done in a two-step process: a brief proposal (First Step) is submitted.  Then, if accepted, the full application is completed online. To apply for a Global Grant, first contact Judy Winzeler.  She is the Global Grants expert and will help you fill out the application. Email Judith
Packaged Grants:  These are new to TRF and are funded totally by World Fund (thus no club money contributed).  Examples are projects where TRF partners with UNESCO and Mercy Ships.  Individual Rotarians or groups can volunteer their technical expertise to any of the projects.  Applicants must be from a qualified club and can apply through the TRF website.
Rotary Manual 1000-EN is the resource for the Global and Packaged Grants (not the DSGs).  
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