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Grant Types Overview

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The Rotary Foundation offers multiple types of grants to serve the wide variety of projects that Rotarians are doing around the world. Explore the different grant types to find which one is right for your activity.

District grants

District grants fund smaller, short-term activities that address needs in both your local community and communities worldwide. Each district gets to choose which projects it will fund with these grants.

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How do I apply for a district grant?

District 5930 has guidelines, forms and a process in place for clubs to submit grant proposals. Please read the associated documentation presented on the DDF - District Grants page of this website. Before a district or club can apply for a grant, it has to complete the qualification process. Once your club is qualified, you can apply for a district grant through the online tool within the District website. Note: District 5930 is 'qualified'. The requirements and process for getting your club qualified is presented on DDF - District Grants page of this website. Directions for accessing District 5930's online tool are presented on DDF - District Grants page of this website.

Global grants

Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in one or more of the six areas of focus. The Rotary Foundation accepts global grant applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.

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How do I apply for a global grant?

The Rotary Foundation accepts global grant applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Before a district or club can apply for a grant, it has to complete the qualification process. Once your club or district is qualified, you can apply for a global grant through the online tool. Note: District 5930 is 'qualified'. Access the online application through My Rotary or contact Ellison Crider, District 5930 Rotary Foundation Chair.

Packaged grants

Packaged grants have been pre-designed by Rotary and our strategic partners. The activities they fund are similar to those funded by global grants, but the work of designing the activity's general framework has already been done.

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How do I apply for a packaged grant?

The Rotary Foundation accepts packaged grant applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Before a district or club can apply, it must complete the qualification process. Note: District 5930 is 'qualified'. Access the online application through My Rotary or contact Ellison Crider, District 5930 Rotary Foundation Chair.

What packaged grants are available?

Five types of packaged grants, described below, are currently available. As we transition into our new grant system, we'll be steadily increasing these opportunities to include a wide range of projects and activities, locations, and levels of Rotarian involvement.

Health educators training & nursing scholarships

Aga Khan University and The Rotary Foundation offer two packaged grants in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda: the first provides training to health educators and the second offers scholarships to nursing and midwifery students at the university's East Africa campuses.

Developing local entrepreneurs

In this packaged grant with strategic partner Oikocredit, Rotarians collaborate with microfinance institutions in their own communities to develop programs that help increase the impact of microcredit lending.

Vocational training and medical service

This packaged grant with Mercy Ships helps assemble vocational training teams of medical professionals to work aboard the state-of-the-art hospital ship Africa Mercy, to deliver free, world-class health care, capacity building, and sustainable development to those without access in the developing world.

Water and sanitation scholarships

This packaged grant provides scholarships for graduate students at UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, The Netherlands. The institution is the largest postgraduate water education institution in the world and aims to tackle the world's water and sanitation crisis.

How do these grant types compare?

While all Rotary Foundation grants support meaningful activities around the world, they do differ in a number of ways.

  District grants Global grants Packaged grants
What they support Mission of The Rotary Foundation Six areas of focus Six areas of focus
Impact length Short-term Long-term Long-term
Minimum budget None US$30,000 US$20,000
Scholarship types available All levels of study, both local and international Graduate-level, international Varies by opportunity
Who administers them District The Rotary Foundation The Rotary Foundation
Where funding comes from District Designated Fund Annual Fund, donations to specific grants, endowment earnings, term gifts World Fund and strategic partners