District Grants


District grants offer clubs and districts flexibility in carrying out activities supporting the Foundation Mission. Districts are encouraged to distribute these grant funds for relatively short-term activities, either local or international.

District grants fund smaller, short-term activities that address needs in both your local community and communities worldwide. Each district gets to choose which activities it will fund with these grants.

Districts can request up to 50 percent of their District Designated Fund (DDF) in one annual block grant. Districts are responsible for administering the activities undertaken with these funds. They may disperse these grant funds at their discretion for district- or club-sponsored activities. In addition:

  • All activities funded with district grant funds must adhere to the eligibility requirements set forth in the terms and conditions for Rotary Foundation grants.
  • Districts must be qualified by the Foundation to receive district grant funds.

If clubs qualify for a District grant, they can receive 25% or more of their contributions to The Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund 3 years previously, for a worthy project. 

Click here to learn more on the District and Club Database (DacDB), and click on the "Grants" tab. See grants from previous years by changing the "Charge OrgYear".


Here are the important Terms and Conditions for Rotary Foundation District Grants and Global Grants, with much more information about the criteria for District Grants:


You can also learn a lot about District grants from Rotary International here.

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