District Grants

District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in our district's communities and communities abroad. Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants.

WHAT THEY SUPPORT

Districts can use district grants to fund a variety of district and club projects and activities, 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

HOW TO USE THEM

Districts have a lot of freedom to customize service projects. There aren’t many restrictions, as long as our district grant supports the mission of The Rotary Foundation. Districts must be qualified before they can administer district grants.

HOW THEY’RE FUNDED

Districts may use up to 50 percent of their District Designated Fund to receive one district grant annually. This percentage is calculated based on the amount of DDF generated from a district’s Annual Fund giving three years prior, including Endowment Fund earnings.

Districts receive this funding as a lump sum and then distribute it to clubs within the district.

HOW CLUBS REQUEST FUNDS

Clubs work directly with the district grants committee to get funding for projects. See resources listed below for details on requirements and the application process for our district.

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