District Grants fund short term projects and activities, either local or international, that support The Rotary Foundation’s Mission as written below:
“The mission of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) 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.”
“District 6440 Grant Policies” outlines all requirements for a District Grant application. This document is found on the District 6440 website, listed under “Foundation”, under “District and Global Grants”. District Grants must also adhere to the following District requirements:
Grant applications are due JUNE 15, 2023
- Number of District Grants
- You may apply for a maximum of two (2) District Grants, which may be any combination of a Domestic District Grant, or an International District Grant.
- A separate application must be filed for each grant.
- The club President-Elect must have submitted Club Goals for 2023-24 for the Annual Fund, End Polio Now and Membership to Rotary Club Central.
- The 2023-24 Club President, AND the 2023-24 Club President Elect or the 2023-24 Club Secretary must execute the Memorandum of Understanding.
- There is NO maximum District Grant amount. The minimum Grant amount is $500. The Club must match the District Grant with cash.
- The club can have no open District Grant reports due from previous years.
- District Grant Final Project Reports must be filed within thirty (30) days of the date of the completion of the project for which the grant was awarded but not later than June 15, 2023.
- The club must maintain suitable records of all District Grant expenditures.
- The club must cooperate with all District sponsored audits.
- At least one club member must have attended the Grant Management Training Seminar for the 2022-23 year or completed the on-line training.
- Club Rotarians must have active participation in the project, showing that they are engaged in the project. Exception: International District Grants and Scholarships (including RYLA and Youth Exchange) and other Rotary sanctioned organizations such as Shelter Box, do NOT require a "Hands On" component.
- All District grants applications are reviewed by the District Grant Committee, which reviews criteria being met and impact. This is a competitive process -- with no guarantee of funding.