Rotary Foundation Global Grants support large, long-term impact activities that relate to one or more of the Six Areas of Focus.
When developing grant-funded activities, successful grant projects and applications will:
The minimum award by The World Fund for a global grant is US$15,000. This then results in a minimum total financing of US$30,000. The World Fund award is based on a 100% match of DDF or a 50% match of cash contributions.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. A two-step online application process will be accessible via Member Access (sign-up link).
As the first step in the Global Grants process, clubs and districts that develop Global Grants must submit a Proposal. The Proposal should provide an overview of the project's activities, budget and financing, and demonstrate that the project's objectives fit into one or more of the six areas of focus.
Proposal forms must be submitted online and are available through the Member Access portal of the R.I. website. Once a Proposal has been accepted by the Foundation staff, the sponsoring clubs/districts will be invited to submit a more detailed Global Grant Application. Club and district-developed Global Grants of $100,000 or more may require Trustee approval.
Once an application has been approved by the Foundation, both sponsors have authorized the agreement, and all associated cash contributions have been received, the Foundation will issue a payment.
Reports showing measurable success of the grant activity will be due to the Foundation every 12 months from the first issued payment. A final report is due when the grant funds have been completely spent and the objectives of the activity have been met.