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Welcome to D7090 Grants Page
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.
Club Qualification
All Clubs are invited to QUALIFY for District and Global Grants for the 2020-2021 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 Fall grant management seminar. In addition, the Club must execute a Memorandum of Understanding and Addendum by January 15, 2020. The documentation should be signed by Club President and President-elect for the year of implementation (i.e. the 2020-2021 Rotary year) in accordance with Rotary Foundation requirements.  The MOU and Addendum are submitted to the Grants Spending Plan Chair Paul Saskowski.
In preparation for the 2020-2021 Rotary year, District 7090 held its District Grants Management Seminar on Saturday, November 16 in Williamsville, New York in conjunction with the District Foundation Celebration. 
The Rotary Foundation offers two (2) grant types: District and Global.
District Grants
District Grants fund short-term projects and activities, either local or international, that support the Rotary Foundation mission.  The application form can be found linked to the left sidebar.
2020 - 2021 District Grant Cycle
  • Grant Management Seminar
    • November 16, 2019
  • MOU signed
    • January 15, 2020
    • Submit grant application
      • January 15 – March 15, 2020
  • Application review
    • February – May, 2020
  • District budget approved, grants awarded
    • Estimated August 1, 2020
  • Project Implementation
    • August 2020 to May 1, 2021
    • Projects complete, submit report 2 months after or by May 1, 2021
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 the benefiting community had identified.
  • 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. The application form can be found at, The Rotary Foundation, Apply for Grants, Grant Center.  Important grant resources and forms are found in Grant Center.
If you have questions or require assistance contact District Grants Subcommittee Chair, Karen Oakes, PDG and Coordinator Foundation Zone 24E, or Pat Castiglia, Director District Foundation.