There are two primary type grants under the Future Vision Structure – District Grants and Global Grants. A third grant type is Packaged Grants which are predefined by The Rotary Foundation. The concept behind this change is to simplify the grant process. Prior Rotary Foundation programs are still possible but will not have a specially defined category of grant award.

In order to create the most good with TRF funds there is an emphasis on Six Areas of Focus.

Global Grants are required to address at least one of these six areas of focus.

Grants should also demonstrate sustainability (PDF) of the impact of the project once the Rotarian involvement is complete.

Global Gtants require a Community Needs Assessment and Demonstration (click here for more information about CNA) of local community buy-in.

All grant-funded activity follows eligibility requirements in the Terms and Conditions for Rotary Foundation District Grants and Global Grants (PDF) .

The grant structure is designed to allow clubs and districts more flexibility in creating grants that will further the mission of The Rotary Foundation within the areas of focus.

Clubs must become qualified to be eligible to receive Global Grants.  

Clubs must agree to a District Rotary Foundation Financial Management Plan (as .pdf) | (as .doc)

Decision Trees: How to Decide Which Grant Program is the Appropriate One for Your Project

Use the following links assist you in determining if a project qualifies for either a Global Grant or a District Grant —

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