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 $400,000. 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%.