Global grants help to extend the ability of our clubs
in Doing Good in around the World.


Rotary Foundation Global Grants support larger, international projects with sustainable, measurable, high-impact out¬comes in one of six areas of focus that correspond to the Foundation’s mission.

  • Peace and conflict resolution/prevention
  • Disease prevention/treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Education and basic literacy
  • Economic and community development
  • Protecting the environment

Clubs and districts can either create their own Global Grant Projects in the areas of focus or sponsor Packaged Global Grants developed by The Rotary Foundation in co¬operation with its strategic partners.

Global grants that are developed by clubs and dis¬tricts will receive a match from the Foundation’s World Fund. These grants can also be used to sponsor scholars or vocational training teams.  Districts may not sponsor global grant projects with non-Qualified districts and with non-Qualified clubs.  Global Grants have a minimum World Fund award of US$15,000 and maximum of US$200,000,

The “packaged” global grants will include strategic partnerships with organizations that have expertise in the 6 areas of focus.  For example, a packaged grant project to provide several neighboring villages with access to clean water might be developed by The Rotary Foundation in conjunction with a nongovernmental organization that addresses clean water issues, which would provide technical expertise or financial support.


Proposals and applications are accepted by the Rotary Foundation only through the on-line web portal on a rolling basis throughout the year.  It is strongly suggested that clubs consult with the District Grants Committee throughout the process to help insure the project meets the guidelines established by Rotary and the district.  Even though the proposals and applications are submitted to TRF, the district has final approval of DDF funds requested.

Make a copy of the Rotary Foundation on-line proposal or application and email it to the District Grants Committee. Proposals and applications will be accepted for review throughout the year on a first come first serve basis. However, submitting by April 1 will allow for better DDF planning and allocations for the forthcoming program year(s).

The completed proposal and/or application for a Global Grant will be reviewed by the District Grants Committee. The District Grants Committee will submit recommendations to the program year District Governor and District Foundation Chair for final approval.


  • Adherence to the Terms and Conditions for Rotary Foundation Global Grants.
  • Qualification of proposing club by the district
  • Number of Cooperating Clubs (Cooperating Clubs are those from District 6670 or other districts that contribute funds, personnel or other assets to the project)
  • Previous experience of the Host Country Club with Global Grants (The ‘Host Country Club’ is the club in the country (Host Country) in which the project will be conducted and will be the partner with the District 6670 club(s) on the Grant project.)
  • Proportion of Club and outside funds that will be contributed to the project in relation to the amount of District Designated Funds requested.
  • Extent of support by non-Rotary cooperating organization partners.
  • Impact on the community
  • Focused planning ensuring success.
  • History of per member average giving to the Annual Programs Fund and the Foundation by proposing club.
  • Promotion of Rotary awareness globally.