District & Global Grants 2021-2022

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.

The Rotary Foundation (TRF) offers two (2) types of grants: District and Global. 

District Grants: 

District Grants fund short-term projects and activities, either locally or internationally that support the mission of The Rotary Foundation.  The district grant application can be found on the left-hand sidebar link.  
December 2020 UPDATE
In order to ensure that all district grant funding ($44,000) is available to qualified clubs, second grant applications will be accepted during the application period, January 15, 2021, through to March 15, 2021.
                  2nd grant application conditions are:
  1. 2nd applications must be noted as such by the submitting qualified club
  2.  Applications will be considered and subsequently reviewed only after all first applications have been vetted
  3. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis – date and time stamped
  4. 2nd project must be a new project and not related to the first application
  5. Acceptance of project application is entirely based on the availability of funding
  6. District funding match is up to $2,000USD maximum
Questions? Contact: DGSP Chair Lezlie Murch E) lezliemurch@gmail.com
TIMELINES for documentation submissions:
  1. MOU signed: January 15, 2021
  2. Submit grant application: January 15 – March 15, 2021
  3. Application review: February – May 2021
  4. District budget approval, grants awarded: Estimated August 1, 2021
  5. Project Implementation: September 2021 to April 30, 2022
  6. Projects complete: Submit FINAL report 2 months after completion or no later than April 30, 2022
Club Qualification:
All Clubs are invited to QUALIFY for District and Global Grants for the 2021-2022 Rotary year. 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 the grant, to ensure proper stewardship of funds, to evaluating and reporting grant outcomes.
To be eligible to participate in any Rotary Foundation Grant supported by District 7090, each Rotary Club must be QUALIFIED on an annual basis.  To complete the Qualification process, a Club must have a minimum of two (2) active members who attend a grant management seminar. In addition, the Club must execute a Memorandum of Understanding and Addendum to be submitted by January 15, 2021. The documentation is to be signed by the Club President and President-elect for the year of implementation (i.e. the 2021-2022 Rotary year) in accordance with Rotary Foundation requirements.  The MOU and Addendum are submitted to the District Grants Spending Plan Subcommittee Chair Lezlie Murch, lezliemurch@gmail.com 
Please note that due to COVID 19 and our inability to meet in person, as well as the growing demand for a virtual qualification process, the 2021-2022 Rotary year qualifying grants seminar will be provided on-line through 3 sessions. 
Grant Management Seminar (Series of 3 sessions as outlined below). Attendance is required at each of the three (3) sessions to be considered QUALIFIED and to maintain mandatory club, host or international, qualification status during the term of any open global grant application.
October 3, 2020 - The importance of member donations for D7090 and Foundation.
Presenters: Pat Castiligia: Foundation Chair, Sandi Chard: Annual Fund Chair, James Ellison: Paul Harris Society Chair; A.J. Block: Endowment Fund Chair, and Shefali Clerk: Stewardship Chair
October 17, 2020 - Understanding other components of The Foundation.
Presenters: Pat Castiglia: Foundation Chair, Dan Smith: Vocational Training Team Chair; Mike Randall: Peace Scholarship and Scholarship Chair; and Sandi Chard: Polio Plus Chair
November 14, 2020 - District 7090 District Grant Process
Presenters: Pat Castiglia: Foundation Chair, Lezlie Murch: District Grant Spending Plan Chair, Karen Oakes: Grants Chair (Global Grants) The Global Grant Process

Global Grants:

Global Grants fund large-scale projects and activities, involving both a Host and an International partner.  All projects that receive Foundation grants must be initiated and managed by Rotarians.  Global grants must:
  • Align with one or more Areas of Focus.
  • Respond to a need identified by the benefiting community, as clearly indicated in the mandatory needs assessment document. 
  • Include the active participation of the benefiting community.
  • Be sustainable: designed to enable the community to help itself after the Rotary Club or District has concluded its work.
  • Have measurable outcomes.
Global grants may be submitted at any time, subject to available funds.  The application form can be found at rotary.org, The Rotary Foundation tab, then go to Apply for Grants, Grant Center.  Important grant resources and forms are found in Grant Center.
If you have questions or require assistance contact the District Grants Subcommittee Chair, Karen Oakes, PDG or Pat Castiglia, District 7090 Foundation Chair.