The Rotary Foundation offers multiple types of grants to serve the wide variety of projects that Rotarians are doing around the world. Explore the different grant types to find which one is right for your activity.
District grants fund smaller, short-term activities that address needs in both your local community and communities worldwide. Each district gets to choose which projects it will fund with these grants.
Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in one or more of the six areas of focus. The Rotary Foundation accepts global grant applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.
Packaged grants have been predesigned by Rotary and our strategic partners. The activities they fund are similar to those funded by global grants, but the work of designing the activity’s general framework has already been done.
How do these grant types compare?
While all Rotary Foundation grants support meaningful activities around the world, they do differ in a number of ways.
|District grants||Global grants||Packaged grants|
What they support
|Mission of The Rotary Foundation||Six areas of focus||Six areas of focus|
Scholarship types available
|All levels of study, both local and international||Graduate-level, international||Varies by opportunity|
Who administers them
|District||The Rotary Foundation||The Rotary Foundation|
Where funding comes from
|District Designated Fund||Annual Fund, donations to specific grants, endowment earnings, term gifts||World Fund and strategic partners|
Looking for other Rotary funding?
District Simplified Grants
District Simplified Grants help Rotary districts support short-term humanitarian projects that benefit the community. These grants are being phased out, but we will accept applications for them until 31 March 2013.
Rotary Peace Fellowships
Rotary Peace Fellows are chosen from countries and cultures around the globe based on their ability to have a significant, positive impact on world peace and conflict resolution during their careers.
Matching Grants match contributions for international service projects by Rotary clubs and districts. Grant awards range from US$5,000 to $200,000. These grants are being phased out, but we will accept applications for them until 31 March 2013.
Future Vision pilot
The 100 pilot districts may continue to apply for global grants in the Member Access system until 31 March 2013. District grant applications are also available to pilot districts until 15 May 2013.
Public Image grants
Public Image grants help districts promote the positive impact of Rotary. Districts may apply for a grant of up to US$15,000.