District grants offer clubs and districts flexibility in carrying out activities that support the Foundation’s Mission. Districts are encouraged to distribute these grant funds for relatively short-term activities, either local or international.
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. You aren’t required to request the full amount available.
You 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
- Youth programs, including Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Rotaract, and Interact
- Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about their field or to learn more about it themselves.
Grant Application & Required Reports
District Grant Application
The District Grant Application is only open to clubs in Rotary District 7610
Click Here To Download District 7610 Grant Application 2020-21 version2.0 (docx)
Please submit your district grant application starting May 1, 2020. Deadline for completion is June 1, 2020
If you have questions about your application, ask here: APPLICATION QUESTION (email@example.com)
Progress & Final Reports
Progress Report due January 3, 2020
List total Income including the club 10% contribution and any expenditures to date.
Final Grant report due May 1, 2020
Verify total income and complete all project disbursements with copies of receipts, cc statements and other financial information.
Clubs must submit a final report to the District upon expenditure of the grant funds. Receipts for expenditures must be included with the report. Receipts should be scanned and submitted electronically to the Chair of District Grants Committee.
District Grant Requirements/Process
- Clubs must be qualified. What are the qualifications? Click here to find out all the details including the District 7610 Addendum to Club Memorandum of Understanding that must be signed by the club’s president.
- Projects must adhere to the eligibility requirements as described in the Terms and Conditions for Rotary Foundation District Grants and Global Grants.
- Activities are not required (but encouraged) to support the seven areas of focus