Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. • Humanitarian projects • Scholarships for graduate-level academic studies • Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about their field or to learn more about it themselves The minimum budget for a global grant project is $30,000. The Foundation’s World Fund provides a minimum of $15,000 and maximum of $200,000. Clubs and districts contribute District Designated Funds (DDF) and/or cash contributions that the World Fund matches. DDF is matched 100 percent and cash is matched at 50 percent.
District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in your community and communities abroad. Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants. • Humanitarian projects, including service travel and disaster recovery efforts • Scholarships for any level, length of time, location, or area of study • Youth programs, including Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Rotaract, and Interact • Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about their field or to learn more about it themselves 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. You aren’t required to request the full amount available.