April 26, 2021
The deadline for MOU's and grants qualification training is April 30th, 2021, for application of funds to be distributed during the 2021-22 Rotary year. The deadline for District grant applications is May 30th, 2021. The MOU and District Grant application can be found at > Foundation > Grants. The grants qualification training is located under the Online Education Series tab. 
Reminder...both Club Presidents and Grants Chairs must have completed Grants Qualification Training and your club must have completed an MOU to apply for any grants. 
*Global Grant update - Due to the huge demand on Rotary Foundation funds (which is a great thing and means we are doing great things around the world), there was a difficult decision made by The Rotary Foundation trustees to change the funding pattern for Global Grants. For Global Grants submitted on June 1, 2021 or later, and Global Grants still needing approval after June 30th, 2021, TRF will match the District’s DDF funds at 80%.
 With the challenging times we have been facing, there will be MANY needs in our communities and as clubs get reinvigorated and back in motion, Rotarian's will want to be taking even more action than ever! Make certain your clubs are getting grant qualified and submitting a Memorandum of Understanding to be able to apply for grants.
Please feel free to contact Pat Kurtzeman, District Grants Chair,; Karyn Eppler, Global Grants Chair,; or me, Kim LeSage, District Rotary Foundation Chair,, if you have any questions or need any assistance. 
All my best, 
Kim LeSage
District Rotary Foundation Chair


Your club can receive funding from The Rotary Foundation for your priority projects.  Large and small, from $500 to $200,000, The Rotary Foundation can assist youSmall local grants are available through the District Grant Program with a maximum grant award of $2,500.00. Larger projects can be funded through Global Grants with a maximum grant award of $200,000.00.  In order for a club to be eligible for grant funds a club must be “Grants Qualified.”

  • Contact Pat Kurtzeman at for more information on District Grants and Grants Qualification Training.
  • Contact Karen Eppler at for more information on Global Grants.
  • Contact Brad Kliendl at for more information on Scholarships.

Grants Qualification Training

Please visit our Online Education Series to complete Grants Training.

Contact Pat Kurtzeman at  Grants Chair for more information about Grants Qualification.

Each Rotary Club President and Grant Manager must be trained annually in order or for a club to receive a district or global grant.  


Grant Qualification Training dates will be online this year.

A club grants manager is any Rotary club member, other than the 2020-21 club president, who agrees to:

  • Attend Grant Qualification Training
  • Work with club committees to develop grant applications that meet D6040 and TRF grant guidelines
  • Assist the club president in meeting deadlines
  • Ensure grants are implemented according to all guidelines
  • Ensure that final reports are submitted in the format and by the designated deadlines.


Club Memorandum of (MOU) Understanding must be submitted annually to Pat Kurtzeman by June 15, 2020.  

District Grants

 Contact Pat Kurtzeman at for more information on any of the Grants below or to schedule a program for your club.

  • District Grants – Your club can receive up to $2,500.00 in matching funds for local projects.  Playground equipment, baseball fields, back-pack programs, hospital equipment, equipment for local charities and other local projects qualify for District Grant funding.


District Grant materials;

District Grant Deadlines in 2019-20

  • June 15, 2020  A completed Club Qualification Memorandum of Understanding is due to Pat Kurtzeman at
  • June 15, 2020. The 2020-21 Club President and Grants Manager must complete Grants Qualification Training.
  • July 15, 2020  Full grant applications will be due toPat Kurtzeman at
  • May 15, 2021  Completed Grant Reports are due to Pat Kurtzeman at

Global Grants

Global Grants support large, humanitarian, international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s six areas of focus.  Grant sponsors form international partnerships that respond to real community needs.   A key feature of Global Grants is a sponsoring partnership, between the districts or clubs where the activity is carried out and a district or club in another country.  All sponsors must be Grants Qualified before they can submit an application.  The minimum budget for a Global Grant is $30,000.  If you would like to have a global Grant considered for district funding with additional funding from The Rotary Foundation, please download the Global Grant Letter of Intent.  When it is completed, submit it to Karyn Eppler, and Kim Lesage at