Joy Hurst – District Grants Chair 2018-19 – firstname.lastname@example.org
June 1st – MOU due June 15th – Applications due May 15th – Final Reports due
District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in our district’s communities and communities abroad. Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants. Clubs apply via the District and Club Database at www.DACdb.com.
WHAT THEY SUPPORT
Districts can use district grants to fund a variety of district and club projects and activities, including:
- Humanitarian projects, including service travel and disaster recovery efforts
- Scholarships for any level, length of time, location, or area of study
- Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about a particular field or to learn more about their own
HOW TO USE THEM
Districts and clubs have a lot of freedom to customize service projects. There aren’t many restrictions, as long as our grant support the mission of The Rotary Foundation. Districts must be qualified before they can administer district grants. Clubs must be qualified before they can apply.
In order to be qualified, a minimum of one club member must attend the annual Grant Management Training and provide a signed MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) to the District Grants Chair.
HOW THEY’RE FUNDED
Districts may use up to 50 percent of their District Designated Fund to receive one district grant annually. This percentage is calculated based on the amount of DDF generated from a district’s Annual Fund giving three years prior, including Endowment Fund earnings.
Districts receive this funding as a lump sum and then distribute it to clubs within the district.
Clubs may be eligible for a financial allocation based on a club’s giving to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund three years prior. Assuming a club contributed to the Annual Fund, contributions to PolioPlus three years prior may also be considered.
HOW CLUBS REQUEST FUNDS
Clubs work directly with the district grants committee to get funding for projects. Clubs apply via the District and Club Database at www.DACdb.com. See the Resource List for details on requirements and the application process for our district.
2017-18 Final Report Instructions *
* Delinquent clubs will not be allowed to participate in the district grants program for one year.
Club Eligibility 2018-19
The Mission of the Rotary Foundation
District Grant Project Development Checklist and Tips to Avoid Common Mistakes
UPDATED – Conflict of Interest Policy Regarding District Grants