District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in our district's communities and communities abroad. Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants.
Districts can use district grants to fund a variety of district and club projects and activities, including:
Districts have a lot of freedom to customize service projects. There aren’t many restrictions, as long as our district grant supports the mission of The Rotary Foundation. Districts must be qualified before they can administer district grants.
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.
Districts receive this funding as a lump sum and then distribute it to clubs within the district.
Clubs work directly with the district grants committee to get funding for projects. See resources listed below for details on requirements and the application process for our district.