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 $10,500.00. 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 Kent Shelman 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

Contact Kent Shelman at, 2017-2020 Grants Chair for more information about Grants Qualification.

Each Rotary Club President must be trained annually in order or for a club to receive a district or global grant.  Beginning in 2018, Grants Manager training will be effective for 2 years.


Grant Qualification Training dates (attend one): Grants Training Dates

 Webinar Schedules – Webinar Training Dates

A club grants manager is any Rotary club member, other than the 2019-20 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 District Rotary Foundation Chair, Cassy Venters,  by April 1, 2019.   Club Qualification Memorandum of Understanding.

District Grants

 Contact Kent Shelman Grants Chair 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 $10,500 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

  • April 1, 2019  A completed Club Qualification Memorandum of Understanding is due to District Rotary Foundation Chair, Cassy Venters,
  • April 1, 2019. The 2017-18 Club President and Grants Manager must complete Grants Qualification Training.
  • April 1 - 30, 2019  Full grant applications will be due to Kent Shelman,
  • May 31, 2020 Completed Grant Reports are due to Kent Shelman,


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 Cassy Venters,