The Rotary Foundation Humanitarian Grants Programs

Foundation grants are designed to support Clubs and Districts to undertake humanitarian service projects. Funds are provided from our District Designated Funds (DDF) and The Rotary Foundation.
The District Foundation Grants sub-committee responsibilities:
  • Serve as a resource for Clubs on all aspects of Foundation grants.
  • Monitor and ensure compliance to terms and conditions of all grants from initial application to final completion.
  • Work with the Foundation Director to develop an effective program to prioritise grant planning and disbursement of grant funds and to ensure proper recording and monitoring of grant activity.
  • Work with the stewardship subcommittee to ensure good stewardship and grant management practices, including reporting, for all club and district- sponsored grants.



Find global grant eligibility requirements for popular area of focus project types in the guidelines below.
Each set of guidelines also includes elements of sustainability and additional resources.


Reports are now available on My Rotary to help district leaders manage their grant activities.
To use grants reports, all you need is a My Rotary account. Here are the reports you’ll find:
  • Grant Detail:                 Get comprehensive information about a grant
  • Grant Location:            Displays all approved global grants taking place in a country
  • Grant Participation:     Measure club, district, and zone participation in Grants
  • Grant Productivity:      See the status of all global grants and district grants by
                                            club, district, or zone (includes closed and cancelled grants)
  • Grants by Sponsor:      See the status of active grants by club or district only