Global Grants Provide Funding for:
  • 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
Global grants fund large-scale projects and activities that:
  • Align with a Rotary Foundation area of focus.
  • Respond to a need the benefiting community has identified.
  • Include the active participation of the benefiting community.
  • Include the active participation of Rotarians.
  • Strengthen local knowledge, skills, and resources.
  • Are designed to enable the benefiting community to address its own needs after the Rotary club or district has concluded its work.
  • Have measurable results.
Global Grants must be a cooperation between two clubs in two different counties.   A host club in the project country and a sponsoring club outside the project country.
Global grants receive matching funds from both the District and the Rotary Foundation World Fund.  The minimum total project budget is $30,000 for Global Grants. 
Qualifying for Global Grants
Clubs must be qualified to receive Rotary Foundation funds for Global Grants.  Review qualification requirements.
Applying for a Global Grant
Before applying for a District Grant,:
  • Carefully read the Rotary Foundation Guide to Global Grants and Terms and Conditions.  A thorough understanding of these documents is critical to successful Global Grants.
  • Learn about the Global Grants project LifeCycle.
  • Contact District 5495 Global Grants Chair Dale Gray ( to discuss options and to create a plan for a successful grant.
The application process for Global Grants is done online at the Rotary Foundation Grants Center.  A MyRotary login and password is required to access this site.  The grants center has detailed instructions for using the site.