District Grants Process 2017-18
 
District grants are intended to support club-sponsored humanitarian projects that align with The Rotary Foundation and District 5450 missions.  These grants are hands-on Rotarian projects that address immediate needs in the benefiting communities, both local and international.  Applications for 2017-18 District Grants will be accepted beginning May 8, 2017 until funds run out.  Approved grants will be funded after July 1.
  
The following are some of the District Grant requirements and processes for 2017-18.  More detail is included in the “District Grants Process” document on the website and in the instructions at the front of the District Grants Application for 2017-18.
  • Each club is eligible for $3,500 in DDF separately for local and for international projects.  Additional DDF is available per project if more clubs participate.  Please read the instructions in the ‘District Grants Process’ section of the District site and the instructions to the 2017-18 District Grants Application.
  • Applications will be accepted beginning May 8, 2017 and are awarded beginning in July, 2017.  Grant applications will be considered for approval when the application is complete and the sponsoring Club is qualified.   
  • District Grants are awarded on a first come first served basis.  Grant amounts may be prorated in the month in which DDF runs out. 
  • Satellite groups are eligible for the same District Grants in the same amounts as a regular club and the Satellite group is considered qualified if the sponsoring club is qualified.  The sponsor Club is responsible for making sure that the grant is implemented.
  • To reflect each Club’s commitment to The Rotary Foundation, the District will continue to require that each Club sponsoring a District Grant have per capita giving of at least $50 to the Annual Fund and PolioPlus combined in the previous year.  There are special exceptions provided for new clubs and Clubs that have large satellite groups.
  • The District encourages clubs to continue their long-standing relationships with local community organizations through funding from their Club and fundraising activities.  Because of the limited amount of DDF available, we encourage Clubs to use District Grants to help initiate innovative projects that meet the needs of newly identified beneficiaries in their communities. 
  • The District encourages Clubs to develop pilot international projects that could be expanded into a Global Grant.
For additional information or previous years’ form, please contact:
 
Kam Breitenbach kamiebreitenbach@gmail.com or Carolyn Schrader schrader407@gmail.com