Global Grants Process
Global Grants are significant, sustainable projects that meet community-identified needs. They are sponsored by two clubs or districts: a host partner in the country where the activity takes place and an international partner outside the country. There is no longer a minimum match required from the Rotary Foundation (TRF) for a Global Grant. Instead, there is a minimum budget of $30,000. This can be any combination of cash, DDF, and World Fund match.
Both The Rotary Foundation and the District have made several important changes related to Global Grants since 2020. The District 5450 Terms and Conditions for Global Grants incorporate District specific policies and processes for Global Grants. This document is an important resource can be downloaded using the link on the left side of this page.
A Global Grant must be in one of Rotary's seven Areas of Focus, with the addition of The Environment effective July 1, 2021. A Global Grant requires participation by both the Host (in country) Rotarians and the International Rotarians.
When considering any project, sponsors must first conduct a thorough community assessment that explores the pressing needs identified by the community and identifies club and community resources available to address them. Rotary International provides guides for all parts of the development and implementation of a Global Grant. Rotary Guidelines for each Area of Focus are invaluable resources that spell out the specific requirements for grant approval These documents can be found on the RI website, - go to Take Action/Apply for Grants/Global Grants. Scroll to the bottom for guidelines. Many of these documents can also be downloaded from this website.