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: 

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.  
Club Qualification:
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, lezliemurch@gmail.com 
Please note that due to COVID 19 and our inability to meet in person, as well as the growing demand for a virtual qualification process, the 2021-2022 Rotary year qualifying grants seminar will be provided on-line through 3 sessions as indicated below.
In addition to these 3 sessions there will be one general session as outlined here:
August 22, 2020 10:00 - 11:00 AM 
For: Club Presidents and Foundation Chairs
Purpose: To share relevant information about the structure, roles and responsibilities of members of the District Foundation Committee.
Grant Management Seminar (series of 3 sessions as outlined below). Attendance by the same two qualifying members is required at each of the three (3) sessions to be considered QUALIFIED, and to maintain mandatory club, host or international, qualification status during the term of any open global grant application.
October 3, 2020 10:00am – 12noon (Session  1 of 3)
For: Two representatives from each club – must be the same 2 (two) representatives for each of the 3 sessions.
Purpose: The importance of member donations for D7090 and The Rotary Foundation.
Presenters: Sandi Chard, Annual Fund; James Ellison, Paul Harris Society; A.J. Block, Endowment Fund, and Shefali Clerk, Stewardship
October 17, 2020 10:00am – 11:00am (Session 2 of 3)
For: Two representatives from each club – must be the same 2 (two) representatives as above.
Purpose: Understanding three components of The Rotary Foundation.
Presenters: Pat Castiglia, Chair; Dan Smith, Vocational Team Training; Mike Randall, Peace Scholars and District Scholarship; and Sandi Chard, Polio Plus.  
November 14, 2020 10:00am – 11:30am (Session 3 of 3)
For: Two representatives from each club – must be the same 2 (two) representatives as above.
Purpose: The Grants Process:  District Grants & Global Grants
Presenters: Karen Oakes, Global Grants; Lezlie Murch, District Grants Spending Plan
TIMELINES for documentation submissions:
  • MOU signed:  January 15, 2021
  • Submit grant application:  January 15 – March 15, 2021
  • Application review:   February – May 2021
  • District budget approved, grants awarded: Estimated August 1, 2021
  • Project Implementation:  September 2021 to April 30, 2022
  • Projects complete:  Submit report 2 months after completion or no later than April 30, 2022

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 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.