Global Grants

Global grants support large international activities with two important characteristics: 1) Sustainable and 2) Measureable outcomes in one or more of the Six Areas of Focus. Global grants are funded with a combination of 
District Designated Funds or cash contributions and matching funds from The Rotary Foundation.
Global grants encompass:
       ► Humanitarian Grants
  • Projects supporting the goals of one or more of the Six Areas of Focus
      ► Scholar Grants
  • For graduate-level academic studies that relate to one or more of the Six Areas of Focus
      ► Vocational Training Team Grants
  • Groups of professionals traveling abroad either to learn more about their profession or teach local professionals about a particular field within the Six Areas of Focus
  • ReadFacts about Vocational Training Teams

Requirements/Steps Involved
in Global Grant Application Process



Qualification of Clubs



  • Clubs must be qualified
  • Ensure attendance at Grant Management Seminar by President-Elect and one other Club member
  • Sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
  • Sign the Addendum to the MOU
  • Sign the Club Financial Management Plan
  • Sign the Club Misuse and Mismanagement Plan
Attend: Grant Management Seminar


Identification of Service Project



  • Humanitarian, scholarships, vocational training teams
  • 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 (for example, your Club and a Rotary Club based in the country where the project will be carried out)
  • Align with one or more of the Six Areas of Focus
  • Respond to a need the benefiting community has identified 
  • Include the active participation of the benefiting community
  • Strengthen local knowledge, skills, and resources
  • Provide long-term benefit to the community after the Rotary club or district has concluded its work 
  • Have measurable results
  • Involve active Rotarian participation
  • Have a minimum budget of US$30,000
Read: On, read about global grants
Read: Examples of Global Grants: A) Guatemala; B) India_Mobile; C) India_Toilet; D) Mexico; and E) Turkey


Executing Terms and Conditions



  • Must meet eligibility requirements described in Terms and Conditions


Completion of Global Grant Application



  • Submission deadline is open, but sooner the application is.submitted, the sooner the project can started
  • Must meet all terms and conditions listed for Global Grants
Execute: Global Grant Application online through

Global Grant Examples



  • Examples of Global Grants over the past several years can be found at: Global and Matching Grants Examples on

Global Grant Funding

Global grants are funded with a combination of District Designated Funds or cash contributions and matching funds from The Rotary Foundation’s World Fund. The World Fund matches 100% of District Designated Funds and/or 50% of cash contributions.
The minimum award amount from the World Fund is US$15,000, which means that the minimum project budget is US$30,000. The maximum award amount from the World Fund is $200,000.

Qualifying for a Global Grant

The Rotary Foundation accepts global grant applications on a rolling basis throughout the year. Before a district or club can apply for a grant, it has to complete the qualification process. 
The qualification process makes sure each district and club understands their financial responsibilities including stewardship, and is prepared to take on these new responsibilities. 
Being qualified is simple. For clubs to become qualified, they need to follow the following steps:
Agree to the club qualification MOU (the club’s president and president-elect must sign)
Send the President-Elect and at least one other member to a grant management seminar.
Complete any additional requirements of their individual district.

Applying for a Global Grant

Once the club or district qualifies, it can apply online for a global grant
Application Process: After signing into and My Account, go to Global Grants