Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in one or more of the seven Areas of Focus:
Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
Disease prevention and treatment
Water and sanitation
Maternal and child health
Basic education and literacy
Economic and community development
Supporting the Environment
Meet Real Needs
Fund Management & Stewardship
Global grant projects must adhere to the fund management and stewardship guidelines as agreed in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
How do I apply?
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 is qualified, you can apply for a global grant by filling out the Global Grant Submission Form – Fillable. E-mail a completed worksheet to District Global Grant Chair Stewart Martin for review and approval of District Designated Funds (DDF) before submitting the application to Rotary International.
How are grants funded?
Global grants are funded with a combination of District Designated Funds or cash contributions and matching funds from The Rotary Foundation’s World Fund. The World Fund will match 100 percent of District Designated Funds and/or 50 percent of cash contributions. The minimum award amount from the World Fund is US $15,000, which means that the minimum project budget is $30,000.