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 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.  
District grant applications can now be submitted online via:
www.rotary7090.org>login>member area>grants>submit a grant request
If you are not able to access this area, please email: lezliemurch@gmail.com
Application Process: In the “submit a grant request” section there are clear instructions as to how to proceed. In the description area, please ensure to add the names and emails of your second and third grant contacts from your club.
Once your grant request is received and initially reviewed you will receive an email to go ahead and complete the full application. Following your application submission, you will be assigned a reviewer and district grant number. Grant communication will be through the grant module and will be documented in the “activity log” tab.
Many helpful guidelines and reference documents can be found on the left sidebar panel.
NB. Only completed applications will be considered as received and are on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to fund availability. The maximum grant awarded is one-half of the CLUB’s project expenditures to a maximum of $2,000USD. Funds will be reimbursed upon successful completion and review of the final project report (deadline date April 30, 2022).
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
  1. January 15, 2021: Club MOU & Addendum submission deadline
  2. January 15 – March 15, 2021: ON LINE Application period
  3. February – May 2021: Application reviews by Committee
  4. August 1, 2021 (estimated): District budget approval, grant approvals to proceed 
  5. September 2021 to April 30, 2022: Project Implementation
  6. April 30, 2022: FINAL report due or 2 months after completion of project
Questions? Contact: DGSP Chair Lezlie Murch E) lezliemurch@gmail.com


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.
Club Qualification for District and Global Grants:
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, E) lezliemurch@gmail.com