District Simplified Grants
District Simplified Grants are a tool for Rotary districts to support short-term humanitarian projects that benefit the community. Districts can request up to 20 percent of their District Designated Fund (DDF) for a grant to support multiple projects locally or internationally.
How to apply
District Rotary Foundation chairs and governors-elect are strongly encouraged to submit a District Simplified Grant request to the Foundation in the Rotary year before the funds are needed. Download the request form (PDF), or contact district leaders, who receive it yearly by mail. Requests may be submitted between 1 July and 31 March. Funds will be made available the following July.
Clubs interested in receiving District Simplified Grants must talk to their district leadership. Funds are made available only to the district.
Terms and conditions
Read terms and conditions (PDF) of District Simplified Grant expenditures and activities.
Frequently asked questions
Download questions and answers (PDF) for District Simplified Grants
All Rotary Foundation grants require the highest attention to stewardship. Progress reports must be submitted at least every 12 months for the life of the project. A final report is due within two months of the full expenditure of funds. Download the District Simplified Grant report form as a PDF or Word document.