District grants fund smaller, short-term activities that address needs in both your local community and communities worldwide. Each district gets to choose which projects it will fund with these grants.
District Grants using DDF (District Designated Fund)
Local or international community projects
Relate to the mission of TRF (The Rotary Foundation)
Include active participation of Rotarians
Project expenses may not be incurred before approval
Award Criteria will include the club’s past contributions to TRF
Should be innovative, flexible, and simple so they can be completed within the Rotary fiscal year.
Receipts are required for all expenditures
District Grant applications must be submitted on District 5930 ClubRunner
Matching Funds
1:1 Match between District and Club Contributions
Minimum Project Amount - $2,000
Minimum Club Match - $1,000
Maximum District match -  $3,500 / club (amount subject to change due to the total amount available)
How to Apply
Club Qualification process is simple:
  • Signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), MOU Addendum, Financial Management Plan, Reporting of Allegations of Misuse or Mismanagement of Grant Funds
  • 2 members attend a Grant Management Training (one needs to be the President for year of grant awarding and implementing)
  • Not Delinquent with Reporting, Payment of Dues (RI or District) or Tax Returns

Terms of Qualification
  • Valid for one Rotary year
  • Involve the active, personal participation of Rotarians
  • Disclose potential conflicts of interest
  • Proper use of grant funds
  • Timely grant reporting
Timeline for 2023-2024 (Luis Cavazos, DG)
  • May 18, 2024   Grant Certification Session. 
  • May 31, 2024    Submit Final Report for District Grant 2023-2024.
Timeline for 2024-2025 (Dr. Zehra Surani, DG)
  • July 15 2023    Deadline to submit District Grant applications through Clubrunner.
Tips to Submit District Grants
District Grants Presentations
Review the Presentations provided in the last Training Seminars about Grants Management. 
How to submit a District Grant in Clubrunner