District Grants

Projects usingDistrict Grants (DDF) are small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in the local community.

Grant projects
Check back for a list of District Grant projects funded by District 5150 soon.

Who is eligible
Funding is available for those clubs which are certified annually. This means that the President Elect and a secondary signer must attend a training and submit a signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) to the District Stewardship Chair. The President Elect must have applied prior to May 31st before their Presidential term starts.

What they support
The Rotary District 5150 District Grants Program provides funding to Rotary Clubs for local community humanitarian projects in the areas of literacy, youth, elderly or community needs. Clubs may also use the fund for international humanitarian projects other then Rotary Global grant projects. A club may use funds for both types of projects depending on their funds available.

How and when these grants are funded
DDF funding a Rotary Club uses for a District Grant will be charged against the club’s DDF allocation for that Rotary Year (starting July 1 of each year).

Global Grants

Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s six areas of focus.

How to use them
A key feature of global grants is partnership, between the host club where the activity is carried out and a club in another country that is sponsoring the project. Both clubs must be qualified before they can submit an application.

To be successful, your application must:

  • Be sustainable and include plans for long-term success after the global grant funds have been spent
  • Include measurable goals
  • Align with one of Rotary’s six areas of focus
  • Respond to real community needs
  • Actively involve Rotarians and community members
  • Meet the eligibility requirements in the grants terms and conditions
  • Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed as they are received.

How they’re funded
The minimum budget for a global grant activity is $30,000. The Foundation’s World Fund provides a minimum of $15,000 and maximum of $200,000. Clubs and districts contribute District Designated Funds (DDF) and/or cash contributions that the World Fund matches. DDF is matched at 100% and cash is matched at 50%.