2016 - 2017 Grants
 
Welcome to D7090 Grants Page for the Rotary year 2016-2017.  Once again, all Rotary Districts around the world were encouraged to start the planning process in 2015-2016 for this year of implementation. 
 
Club Qualification
 
Qualification assures The Rotary Foundation that your club has the proper financial and stewardship controls in place to successfully manage grant funds. Grant management encompasses everything from selecting projects and activities to applying for a grant to ensuring proper stewardship of funds to evaluating and reporting grant outcomes.
 
Clubs must be qualified by their district each Rotary year in order to apply for District and Global Grants. To complete the qualification process, a club must:
  1. Have the president-elect or a designated club representative (minimum 2 people) attend their District Grant Management seminar.
  2. Read and agree to the club memorandum of understanding (MOU), and the Addendum and submit copies of both to the District Grant Subcommittee Chair, John Teibert, within the required date for submission.  The documentation should be signed by the club president and president-elect for the year of implementation. The MOU is an agreement between a club and its district explaining the minimum Foundation requirements for managing grants. Your club’s policies and local laws may exceed these requirements.
  3. Agree to any additional District qualification guidelines.
In preparation for this year, our district held our District Grant Management seminar in Southern Ontario Canada on Saturday, October 3th, 2015 from 8:00 A.M. – 2:00 P.M. In accordance with the requirements of D7090 club qualification, we were pleased to receive some 126 registrants which positioned some 50 clubs, 72% of the District 7090 clubs, to submit the required Memo of Understanding (MOU) and Addendum by the November 30th, 2015 deadline as part of the qualification process.  An outstanding number of the eligible clubs completed this requirement and are poised to apply for 2016-2017 Rotary Foundation Grant monies.
 
The Rotary Foundation offers (2) two grants types: District and Global.
 
District Grants
 
District Grants fund short-term projects and activities, either local or international, that supports the Rotary Foundation mission copied below.
 
The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty.
 
Global Grants
 
Global grants fund large-scale projects and activities, International involving both a Host partner and an International partner.  All projects that received Foundation grants must be initiated and managed by Rotarians. 
  • Align with one or more areas of focus
  • Respond to a need the benefitting community has identified
  • Include the active participation of the benefitting community
  • SUSTAINABILITY - Are designed to enable the community to help itself after the Rotary club or district has concluded its work
  • Have measurable outcomes
Activities funded by global grants include:
  • Humanitarian projects address community needs by providing sustainable, measurable outcomes in the benefiting community.
  • Vocational Training to build skills within a community by offering local training or by supporting groups of professionals traveling abroad for rigorous study on their profession or to teach local professionals about a particular field. This type of training may be most effective in conjunction with a humanitarian project.
  • Scholarships fund study by graduate students whose career goals support an area of focus
If you have any questions or require assistance, John Teibert, Grants SubCommittee Chair can be reached at john@crawfordss.com.