Grants Overview

How would you like to double your club money with a District Club Grant or triple it with a Global Grant?

There are two types of grants:

  • Smaller (no lower limit) one-year District Club Grants
  • Larger ($30K minimum project size) multi-year Global Grants

District Club Grants (DCGs):  All the information (including the application)  is here on the District 5190 website.  Pertinent links are listed to the left of this page.  The District Club Grants are limited to one year (see “Timeline” link) and are available to “Qualified Clubs” (see link).  DCG international projects need an in-country Rotary host partner and will be limited to those that can reasonably be completed within the Rotary year (see “Timeline” link).    All DCG applications are funded on a first-come-first-served basis for those that are complete and meet the District and TRF requirements. These applications must be filled out on the computer using the Club Runner application that can be accessed by clicking HERE 

Any reference to “District Grants” mentioned on the Rotary International website or in TRF Terms and Conditions refers to the District Block Grant which comes to the District and is used to fund District Club Grants.  
Important notes:  When clicking “Submit a Grant Request” button, you are agreeing to the Terms & Conditions.  Online applications can be entered and edited multiple times by the same Primary Contact. 
For 2020-21: The District match for a single Club DCG is 1:1 up to $2000 maximum; multi-Club DCGs are matched 1:1.25 up to $2500 maximum with each club in the multi-Club project receiving the match. Projects may now include travel to complete a Community Needs Assessment for a Global Grant and travel to or participation in a Project Fair to find project partners. Maximum District matching funds for 2020-21 for all projects are $2000/$2500 multi-club plus Bonus DDF Allocation. The Primary Contact (one who fills out online application) is responsible for completing the application, overseeing the project, and submitting a timely Final Report (including receipts).  Please see 2020-21 D5190 Grants Policies, Timeline, Bonus DDF allocation for full details.
Global Grants:  These are larger, multi-year projects that require partners in two countries.  These projects must be sustainable, fit in one or more of the Areas of Focus policies, must have measurable outcomes that meet defined needs identified by the benefitting community.  All applications are entered on the RI website in the Grant Center and grants may be applied for at any time by qualified Clubs.  The District matches Club funds and TRF matches District funds.  TRF makes the final approval of the project and tracks the reporting requirements.  Annual reports are required for the life of the project.  
Rotary Manual 1000-EN is the resource for Global Grants. 

Grants Program Requirements

Club Qualification

Clubs must be qualified to participate in the Grants Program.  
  • Club President and President Elect must read and sign the Club Memorandum of Understanding and District 5190 Addendum.Club
  • President and President Elect* must be current with Grant Management Training.
  • Global Grant primary sponsors must also be current with Grant Management Training.
  • Grant Management Training is good for three years but one person from the Club must attend training each year.
    • For District Service Grants qualification ONLY: if the President Elect has not yet been selected or has not completed GMT, an additional trained member may be substituted for the PE by signing on p5 of the Club Memorandum of Understanding and District 5190 Addendum.
Scan signed MOU and Addendum and return by email to DRFCC Wyn Spiller.

Grant Management Training 

Option 1:  
  1. Complete the Grant Management Seminar online at My Rotary on the Rotary International website. There are 9 modules taking about 2 hours 45 minutes. You may start and stop modules as desired.
  2. AND Complete an online District 5190 Session, about 1 hour.  These are scheduled as needed on the District website (see calendar). Registration required.
Option 2:
Attend one of the In-Person Grant Management Training Seminars.  These last about 3.5 hours.  Sign up on the District website (see calendar) when we are able to meet in person.  Registration required.


Delmas, Ramona (Rick)

Rotary Club of Bishop Sunrise