GRANTS 2019 – 20

Rotary Foundation grants support Rotarians and Rotary clubs in their educational and humanitarian efforts both locally and around the world.


District Grants may be used for local community or international projects. They are intended for smaller projects; completion within eighteen months and do not require an international partner, but still require active Rotarian involvement. adhere to the eligibility requirements set forth in the terms and conditions for Rotary Foundation grants. are not required to support the areas of focus. Grants may be used for:

  • Humanitarian projects, including service travel and disaster recovery efforts,
  • Scholarships for any level, length of time, place, or area of study.
  • Vocational training of any team size or time span.




STEP 1:  By JUNE 1, 2019,  sponsoring (lead) club must submit the project proposal by submitting a DRAFT of the district grant project using the DACdb online application. Complete sections found on the  DETAILS, CLUBS INVOLVED, AND CONTACTS tabs.  SAVE, then complete the proposed budget on the BUDGET tab that appears.


Note:  If clubs are partnering on a district grant and not handling any money,  the partner clubs do not need to qualify their clubs but must demonstrate active Rotarian participation in the project.   Partnerships on a grant will be considered the 1st priority for each club on the grant.


STEP 2:  On receiving approval of your grant proposal, complete the full application in DACdb no later than OCTOBER 15, 2019.


Instructions for completing District grant application


Global grants support large, multi-year international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in one or more of the six Areas of Focus and must have minimum budget of $30,000.


At least 14 days prior to a quarterly Grants Meeting complete and send “Global Grant Pre-Application” form  to Global Grants Chair Ralph Christiansen at  The 2018-19 Grant Meeting dates are July 14th, October 27st, January 12th, and March 9th.

Note: The club president for the grant year must have attended the Grant session at Pre-PETS OR must attend the Grant Management Seminar held for grant year 2018-19 on July 14th or March 9th. In addition, one other club member must attend one of these two Grant Management seminars.

A total of two (2) people are required to attend a Global Grant session each year. 


Step 1 – Global Grant Pre-application – Pre-application cover Letter and checklist

Step 2 – Once your Pre-application has been approved and funding secured, go to the Rotary Grant Center in My Rotary to start the Global Grant online application.


If you need assistance contact Global Grants Chair Ralph Christensen,, Grants Chair Tim Mobley,, DRFCC Chuck Root,, or ARRFC LeAnn Mobley,