Grants Overview

How would you like to double your club money with a District Grant or nearly triple it with a Global Grant?
There are two types of grants:
  • Smaller (no lower limit) one-year District Grants
  • Larger ($30K minimum project size) multi-year Global Grants
District Grants:  All the information (including the application) is here on the District 5190 website.  Pertinent links are listed to the left of this page.  The District Grants are limited to one year (see “Timeline” link) and are available to “Qualified Clubs”.  All grant applications are funded on a first-come-first-served basis for those that are complete and meet the District and TRF requirements. These applications must be completed using the District Grants Module that can be accessed by clicking HERE.
Important notes:  When clicking “Submit a Grant Request” button, you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions.  Online applications can be entered and edited multiple times by the same Primary Contact. 
For 2021-22: The District match for a single Club grant is 1:1 up to $2000 maximum; multi-Club grants are matched 1:1.25 up to $2500 maximum with each club in the multi-Club project receiving the match. Projects may now include travel to complete a Community Needs Assessment for a Global Grant and travel to or participation in a Project Fair to find project partners, subject to RI Travel Restrictions. Maximum District matching funds for 2021-22 for all projects are $2000 (single club projects) / $2500 (multi-club projects), plus Bonus DDF Allocation. The Primary Contact (The Rotarian who fills out online application) is responsible for completing the application, overseeing the project, and submitting a timely Final Report (including receipts).  Please see D5190 Grants Policies, Timeline, Bonus DDF allocation for full details.
Global Grants:  These are larger, multi-year projects that require partners in two countries.  These projects must be sustainable, fit in one or more of the Areas of Focus, and have measurable outcomes that meet defined needs identified by the benefitting community.  All global grant applications are entered in the Grant Center on the RI website. Grants may be applied for at any time by qualified Clubs following required review by the District Rotary Foundation Chair or District Grants Chair. The District matches Club funds and TRF matches District funds. TRF makes the final approval of the project and tracks the reporting requirements.  Annual reports are required for the life of the project.  
Rotary Manual 1000-EN is the resource for Global Grants. 

Grants Program Requirements

Club Qualification

Clubs must be qualified to participate in the Grants Program.  
  • Club President and President-Elect must read and sign the Club Memorandum of Understanding and District 5190 Addendum,
  • President and President-Elect must be current with Grants Management Training.
    • For District Club Grants qualification ONLY: if the President Elect has not yet been selected or has not completed GMT, an additional trained member may be substituted for the PE by signing on p5 of the Club Memorandum of Understanding and District 5190 Addendum.
  • Global Grant primary sponsors must also be current with Grants Management Training.
  • Grants Management Training is good for three years but one person from the Club must attend training each year.
Scan signed MOU and Addendum and return by email to DRFCC Doug McDonald.  EMAIL DOUG

Grants Management Training 

Option 1 for full qualification for both District Grants and Global Grants:  
  1. Complete the Grant Management Seminar online at My on the Rotary International website. There are 9 modules taking about 2 hours 45 minutes. You may start and stop modules as desired.

    Click HERE for Grant Management Seminar
  2. AND Attend the online District 5190 Grant Management Training Session, 2 hours. These are scheduled once a month on the District website (see calendar). Registration required.
Option 2 for qualification for District Grants ONLY:
Attend the online District 5190 Grant Management Training Session, 2 hours. These are scheduled once a month on the District website (see calendar). Registration required.


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