District Grants

What is a District Grant?

A District Grant is a Rotary Foundation grant which matches Rotary Club funds to support projects that benefit local communities, fund scholarships and exchange teams or an international project. The Highlights of the District Grants program for 2016-17:

  • Total District Grant monies available for the 2016-17 Rotary year: $87,000
  • Projects are funded on a 2-for-1 match basis; that is, we will match $2 for each $1 spent in club funds.
  •  A club could have more than one grant request, but total project reimbursements must not exceed more than $3,000 per club.
  • Priority: Clubs with a $100 per capita giving to the Annual Fund
  • To increase the likelihood of a project being funded, clubs should plan and apply as early as possible.

Important: In order for a Rotary club to participate in Foundation grants, it is required to have at least one representative attend the Grants Management Seminar offered at the District Training Assembly in May and sign a Memorandum of Understanding.

The following document are available for download and contain basic and detailed information on education, application, and management related to district grants.

2016-17 District Grant Policies

The Basics: District Grants for 2016-17

Rotary Foundation & District 6110 Guidelines

How to Apply for District Grants -- Click by Click

in order for Rotary clubs to participate in Foundation grants, it is required to have at least one representative attend the annual Grants Management Seminar and sign a Memorandum of Understanding. The Grant Management Seminar is offered at the District Training Assembly in May.

How Can District Grant Funding be Used?

District Grants can be used for a variety of projects and Rotary programs, including sending students to RYLA (see image below), low-cost construction, scholarships, projects promoting Rotary, and so on.

RYLA ropes

Barney Tonquest, Rotary District 6110 District Grants Chair (click name to e-mail)

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