Global Grants
What are Global Grants?
 
Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in one or more of the seven Rotary Areas of Focus.
You can use global grants to fund:
Global Grants Must:
 
  • Be an international partnership between a Rotary club or district in the country where the activity takes place and a Rotary club or district outside of that country
  • Be sustainable and include plans for long-term success after the global grant funds have been spent
  • Include measurable goals that are demonstrated through progress reports
  • Align with one of our seven areas of focus
  • Address an important need identified by the community itself
  • Strengthen the community capacity to meet its own needs
  • Include active participation from both Rotarians and community members
  • Have a minimum budget of $ $30,000. 

How do I apply for a global grant?

 

Qualification & Prerequisites

1.   To qualify, one or more members (s) of your club must attend a Grant Management Seminar (GMS) and Global Grants Workshop for the Rotary Year pertaining to the grant.
2.  Your 2021-2022 Club President and President-elect must sign The Rotary Foundation Memo of Understanding (MOU) and D-5960 Addendum to TRF MOU.
3.  VERY IMPORTANT Contact the Grants Subcommittee Team Leader, Margie Horning, margie.horning@comcast.net or 651-428-1740, for a Mentor.
4.  Your club must be current on reporting for all of your open and completed grants.
5.  You must have a Host Partner.
6.  Your Host Partner club and district must also be qualified to participate.
7.  Project site must be outside of the United States
8.  Before entering information into the online RI GG Application, you must work with a mentor.  The DDF for your global grant will be awarded at a special meeting in May or June of each year.
 

District 5960 Global Grant Application Process

 NOTE: Global Grant Applications are completed online via the Rotary International web site.
 
1. Log into www.Rotary.org/ My Rotary. Sign in using your email address and password. Register if you don’t have an account.  Tip:Your email will appear in the upper right corner when you are signed in.
2. Click The Rotary Foundation item on the horizontal scroll bar.
3. If the Grant Team approves funding for your grant, you can then begin the online application. Log into www.Rotary.org/ My Rotary. Sign in using your email address and password. Register if you don’t have an account.  Your name will appear in the upper right corner when you are signed in.
4. Click The Rotary Foundation item on the horizontal scroll bar.
5. Select Apply for Grants (shown on the left side of the screen).
6. Choose grant center (bottom choice).
7. Choose “Apply for a Grant”
8. Scroll down and select grant type – choose global grant
9. Start entering on the Grant Application.
10. A Global Grant ID number will be provided.           
 
COMMENT:  Use the list of resource links on the screen to answer many of your questions for and during the process.  Also, talk with your mentor.

Questions:Contact your District 5960 Grant Subcommittee Team Leader, Margie Horning, margie.horning@comcast.net  or 651-428-1740. 

How are global grants funded?
  • The D-5960 match is 1:1. The maximum D-5960 DDF match is $25,000 for any one project regardless of how many D-5960 clubs and how much cash over the $6,000 they contribute. Actual amount is based on DDF available.
  • You can partner with other Clubs and Districts to increase the cash and DDF available for a project. 
  • TRF no longer matches club or other donor donations. It will ONLY match DDF at 80%
  • There is no longer a minimum amount required for a TRF match. The maximum TRF match is currently $400,000.
  • TRF awards of $50,000 or more require additional levels of competition & approval