What is a District Grant?

District Grant is a Rotary Foundation grant which matches Rotary Club funds to support Rotary programs such as RYLA or Youth Exchange or projects that benefit local communities, fund scholarships, exchange teams or an international project. The highlights of the District Grants program for 2023-2024 are:

  • Total District Grant monies available for the 2023-24 Rotary year: $76,490.70
  • Projects are funded on a 1-for-1 match basis; that is, we will match $1 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 $1,000 per club.
  • Priority is given to clubs with a $100 per capita giving to the Annual Fund.  All clubs, however, are encouraged to apply for a District Grant.

Important: In order for a Rotary club to participate in Foundation grants, it is required to have at least one representative attend the Virtual Grants Management Seminar and sign a Memorandum of Understanding. If your club was unable to attend the Virtual Grant Management Seminar, a member of your club can watch the recording below and email District Administrator, Cole Adamson, with whom and when the recording was watched.  

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

2023-2024 District Grant Policies

2024-2025 Memorandum of Understanding

Rotary Foundation & District 6110 Guidelines

How to Apply for District Grants -- Step by Step Instructions

Grant Management Seminar PowerPoint

2023-2024 Grant Management Seminar video 

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.


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

Cathy Webster, Rotary District 6110 District Grants Chair (click name to e-mail)

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