2013-2014 Grants

UPDATE  2014


We are pleased to advise that our 2013-2014 District Grant was completed and accepted as filed by The Rotary Foundation.   The Final Report is provided as a download file for your review.

We thank the District Grant Subcommittee Chair for 2013-2014, Robert (Bob) Munroe,  for his diligence in addressing this application in a timely and effective manner.

Submitted with a sincere Thank YOU to all District Grant Foundation Committee members and the many clubs who utilized this application to improve our Communities, both at home and around the world.
K.L. Oakes

2013-14 Foundation Grant Information
Welcome to D7090 Grants Page for the Rotary year 2013-2014 which promises to be an exciting year for Rotarians all over the world. On July 1, 2013, every Rotary District becomes part of the Future Vision, enabling us to work, once again, with all Rotary Clubs around the globe.

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, global or packaged grants. To complete the qualification process, a club must

  1. Have the president-elect or a designated club representative (minimum 2 people) attend a grant management seminar.
  2. Read and agree to the club memorandum of understanding (MOU), and the Addendum and submit copies of both signed by the club president and president-elect to the district. 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 Buffalo, New York on Saturday, September 29th, 2012 from 8.30 A.M. – 3.30 P.M.   In accordance with the requirements of D7090 club qualification, we were pleased to receive some 146 registrants which positioned some 49 clubs, 70% of the clubs,  to submit the required Memo of Understanding (MOU) and Addendum by the November 30th, 2012 deadline as part of the qualification process.   An outstanding response of over 87% clubs completed this requirement. and were poised to apply for 2013-2014 Rotary Foundation Grant.   

The Rotary Foundation offers (3) three grants types: District, Global and Packaged.  

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 that:

  • 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 results

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.

Packaged Grants

Packaged grants provide opportunities for Rotary Clubs to work with The Rotary Foundation’s strategic partners on pre-designed activities.  Each project is fully funded by the World Fund and the strategic partner.