District Grants may be used for local community or international projects. They are intended for projects with a budget between $500 and $5,000. They do not require an international partner, but they do require hands-on Rotarian involvement.
Promote Awareness of Rotary
Fund Management & Stewardship
District grant projects must adhere to the fund management and stewardship guidelines as agreed in the Club Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and be short term in nature.
Benefiting Groups, Not Individuals
The District Grant Application Form must be completed and submitted to the District Grants Chair between July 1 and October 31. The maximum request is $2,500.
Clubs will be notified as soon as their request has been approved and work on any project may commence thereafter.
Funds will be disbursed on a reimbursement basis by District 5100 after the District 5100 Block Grant has been received from The Rotary Foundation.
If an application is withdrawn, the earmarked funds will be returned to the grant pool and further applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis until all District 5100 Block Grant Funds have been expended.
Matching & Reporting
Rotary clubs with $100 per capita giving to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation over each of the past two years will receive a district to club funding match of 1:1. Clubs giving less than $100 per capita, will receive a district to club funding match of 0.5:1.
All projects must be completed, and a final report submitted within 12 months of approval or within 30 days of the completion of the project. Further requests for grant funding will not be accepted until the final report has been submitted. Failure to submit a report in a timely manner may result in the club being required to reimburse District 5100 the allocated District Grant funds.