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Apply for D7150 Foundation    District Grants 2020:
Deadline to submit
Grants documents is March 31.
Please submit your
all Qualifying Documents (QD) to
District 7150 Foundation-District Grants Subcommittee.
Thank you for your commitment to Rotary and your communities!


Under the provisions of the Rotary Foundation’s program, Rotary Clubs desiring to participate in the grant program must be qualified/certified.  Part of that qualification process is attendance at a Rotary Grant Management Seminar (GMS).


To qualify to participate in District Grant applications each year, minimum two members from each Club must attend Grants Management Seminar (GMS).



General Knowledge about The Rotary Foundation (TRF) DISTRICT Grants 

  • What are District Grants?

    • District Grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in your community and communities abroad. Each District chooses which activities it will fund with these grants.

    • Districts need to become qualified to apply for District Grants.  Districts must become qualified in order to receive grant funding from The Rotary Foundation (TRF).

    • District Grant community service projects are for only one year.  This means Rotary Clubs must get qualified each year.

    • District Grants project management is administered over two-years :  
      • Year 1 :  Plan and Apply, ends same date every year of March 31;
      • Year 2 :  Implement and Complete, ends same date every year of May 31.


Timetable for District Grant Process

  • District Grant cycle is a two-year project management process 

    • FOR DISTRICT GRANTS 2019, currently in progress...

      • May 31, 2019:  deadline for FINAL REPORT.  Concludes 2nd year, implementation phase of District Grant project management process.


ROTARY CLUBS :  If you anticipate any delays in completing your grant projects, please contact District Grants Chair ASAP!  Let's work together to meet your project deadline, avoiding delays for the next year's District Grants.  

Thank you! 


  • FOR DISTRICT GRANTS 2020, (Rotary Year July 1, 2019-June 30, 2020)

    • currently in progress... July 1, 2018 - March 30, 2019 : PLAN!  Planning and Qualifying Documents (QD) phase, includes Application

      • Choose a community service project - Talk with Rotarians, neighbors, family.   Attend local meetings of nonprofits, government, etc. 
  • Choose a Rotary Club Partner - requirement of The Rotary Foundation District Grants.
  • Include Rotarian involvement - requirement of The Rotary Foundation District Grants.
  • Absolutely NO FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS (no payments, no checks transactions, etc.) prior to Grant approval by The Rotary Foundation and District 7150 Foundation Committee.
  • Satisfy Annual SHARE Fund average $50 per capita, per MOU Addendum (Rotary Club agreement with District 7150 Foundation) by March 31, same deadline for submitting District Grant Qualifying Documents(*QD).


  • March 31, 2019 :  deadline for submitting all District Grants 2020 Qualifying Documents (QD) and meeting Annual SHARE Fund.  Marks the end of the first year, planning and application phase, of District Grant project management process.  **Must wait for approval from both TRF and District 7150 Foundation** before implementation (year 2) can begin.

  • July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020 :  After approval is received.  Begin Implementation - Start your project! This is the second year of District Grant project management.  
    • Rotary Club partners should send their financial contributions to the lead/primary Rotary Club grantee.
    • During this time, per Qualifying Documents (QD) agreement, Rotary Clubs must submit Interim Progress Reports (due Dec 1, 2019) and
    • FINAL REPORTS (due May 31, 2020).



Application deadline for District Grants 2020:  March 31, 2019.
Note:  Deadline is the same every year for submitting District Grant Qualifying Documents (QD), includes Application :  March 31.
Highlighted Qualifying Documents (QD) below must be completed, signed, and included with District Grants Application by March 31 each year:
  1. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) 
  2. MOU Addendum 
  3. District/Global Grant Guidelines 
  4. Grant Application  - this includes Financing/Budget Worksheet. 
  5. Budget Worksheet:  Financing and Quotes.  Sample Budget is included. Choose one :



Note:  Deadline is the same every year for submitting District Grant Progress Reports:

a.   **  Interim Progress Report :  Dec 1st.
b.  **  FINAL REPORT :  May 31st.  
        OR  30 days after completion of project.
Timely completed and signed Interim Progress Reports are required to be submitted to the District when a grant project begins and at conclusion of the project.
District Grant 2019 Interim Progress Report, in two formats

District Grant 2020 Interim Progress Report

     ** Interim Progress Report (Due Dec. 1, 2019)

Final Report 2019 due the latest May 31, in two formats         

*** Final Report docx (Due 30 days after completion of project) or the latest May 31, 2019.


Final Report 2020, due the latest May 31, 2020

*** Final Report (or due 30 days after completion of project)




Pre-application document for Global Grant

For Global Grants, a 'pre-application' must first be submitted to District 7150 Foundation attn: Global Grants.
  • Funding Project Request (Global Grants Only) - Prior to Applying for a Global Grant Project - you MUST submit a 'Global Grants Funding Project Request.'
Sample Document:

Click here to view the Grants Management Seminar (GMS) presentation 2018 January.

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