2012-2013 District Simplified Grant Final Reports Are Due Now!
A one page Final Report form with invoice copies, photos of presentation, letters of appreciation and newspaper articles must be completed within 2 months of the project’s completion.
Upload your completed Final Report to MatchingGrants.org/District
“District Designated Funds”
Your Contributions Doing Good in the World
Each year, Rotary District 5320 receives a block grant from The Rotary Foundation. The block grant is funded by donations Rotarians, Rotary clubs and supporters of Rotary have made to the Annual Fund. The Rotary Foundation invests the contributions it receives for three years, using only the interest income to pay the administrative expenses of the Foundation. At the end of three years, every dollar donated is put into humanitarian service.
Our District receives fifty-percent (50%) of this amount as “District Designated Funds”, or “DDF”. Rotary District 5320 uses a portion of its “DDF” to make District Grants to Rotary clubs and to support international matching grants, now known as “Global Grants”. District Designated Funds are also used to support the Global Grant scholar program and Vocational Training Teams.
The Rotary Foundation places the remaining 50% of contributions into the World Fund, which is used to provided funding for Global Grants and to support Foundation programs such as the World Peace Fellows scholarship.
Grant Funding in Rotary 5320
Beginning July 1, 2013, District Grants will be larger and more flexible than ever before!
- District Grants can be used for local or international projects
- District Grants can be used to support traditional hands-on service projects, but can also fund scholarships, vocational training teams, volunteer service, project planning travel and more
- District Grants awards will be larger – up to $5,000 per club!
- Larger grants mean larger projects – The minimum District Grant project size is $3,000. ($1,500 from the club and $1,500 from the District.) Clubs are encouraged to work together on a joint project, with a lead club submitting the grant application and final report.
Beginning July 1, 2013, Global Grants from The Rotary Foundation will support sustainable projects in one of Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus
- Partner with any qualified club in any qualified District anywhere in the world
- $15,000 or more for sustainable international projects
- A new online process for applications, reports and recordkeeping
Preparing Your Rotary Club to Receive Grant Funding
With much more grant money under local control, our District and our Rotary clubs must be good stewards of Foundation funds. Both the District and participating Rotary clubs must adopt sound financial practices and keep accurate records. To qualify your club to receive grant funding:
- Club members must attend a Grant Management Seminar to learn more about best practices for managing funds responsibly
- Sign a “Club Memorandum of Understanding” agreeing to put those practices into action
In addition, your Rotary club must be
- Current on all District and RI dues
- Current on all reporting of District and Global Grants and previous Matching Grants
2013-2014 District Grant Season Now Open!
- NOW! Submit District Grant applications online – MatchingGrants.org/district
- Aug. 15: District Grant Applications deadline
- Aug. 15-31: Review of District Grants by Committee
- Sep. 5: District Grant Awards announced
- Oct. 1: District Grants awarded and checks issued
- Sep. 15-Jun. 30: Projects Completed
- May 31, 2014: Project reports due online
Ready to get started?
Review the Grants Management Seminar Materials
GMS Session 1 – Creating a Project (Powerpoint)
GMS Session 3 – Oversight and Reporting (Powerpoint)
GMS Session 4 – Club Qualification (Powerpoint)
Create a sustainable project:
Rotary’s Areas of Focus (Brochure)
Communities in Action (RI Guide to creating a project)
Community Assessment Tools (RI Guide)
Project and Activity Sustainability (eLearning)
A Rotarians Guide to Sustainability (The Rotarian “Global Outlook”)
Apply for a District Grant Today!
Submit your application online at http://MatchingGrants.org/District
Apply for a Global Grant Today!
Enter your Global Grant on MatchingGrants.org/Global
- Use MatchingGrants.org to find potential partners
- Use Matching Grants.org for pre-review and discussion by club and District leaders
- Use Matching Grants.org to store all of your application documents, progress reports, final report and all supporting documentation!
Submit your application to The Rotary Foundation online at http://www.rotary.org/en/grants
- Sign on with your “Member Access” email address and password
Email: Grants Committee Chair Joe Carpello for questions about club grant eligibility and club qualification
Email: District Grants Chair Harry Charm for assistance with applying for a District Grant
Email: Global Grants Chair Nick Teel for assistance with applying for a Global Grant