District Grants are administered by the District Foundation Grants Sub-Committee and are part of a District Block Grant provided by the Rotary Foundation. Rotary International information on District Grants can be found on the District Grants page of My Rotary. This block grant can include up to 50% of the District Designated Funds (DDF) contributed by the District as Annual Funds or Endowment Fund Earnings during the Rotary Fiscal Year three years prior.
District Grants have several purposes and may include funding of local or international projects with a maximum grant request of US $5,000 for Local Grants or a maximum grant request of US $10,000 for International Grants. Grant Funds match club funds.
These projects may include:
- Humanitarian projects, including service travel and disaster recovery efforts,
- Scholarships for any level, length of time, location, or area of study,
- Youth programs, including Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Rotaract, and Interact,
- Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about their field or to learn more about it themselves.
The District is transitioning to the use of the DACdb Grants Module for the management of District Grants. In the interim, documents specific to the management of District Grants can be found at the following links:
Applications for Local and International District Grants must be received no later than April 15th each year.
Express Grants are an extension of the District Grant process, are limited in number available each year, and limited in the amount of each grant. These grants do not require the completion of the educational qualifications required for regular District Grants or Global Grants or a dedicated bank account.
Documents for the 2021-2022 Express Grants can be found at the links below:
Applications are submitted to the appropriate Assistant District Governor, who reviews the application and then, if acceptable, forwards it to the Express Grant Review Committee.
Rotary Clubs in the District initiate and manage Global Grants in partnership with a Rotary Club(s) in a foreign country.
Global Grants have a minimum budget of $30,000 comprised of a combination of Club Funds, District Funds and Foundation funds. The maximum contribution of RI Foundation Funds that may be awarded is $400,000. Global Grants are applied for and administered on the RI Foundation website in the Rotary Grant Center.
Qualification Criteria for Foundation Grants
To qualify for a District 5080 or Global Grant award, members of a Club must complete specific education each year. This education will vary depending upon the type of grant being considered.
Both Global and District 5080 Grants require the Primary Contact and one of the other two club contacts and the Club’s Stewardship Chair to complete the required training each year.
Global Grant training is available from the Rotary Learning Center and requires the completion of the Grant Management Seminar or the Grant Management Recertification course for those who have previously completed the Grant Management Seminar.
District Grant training is available each year and Rotarian qualification is monitored by the District Foundation Steward. The annual District 5080 training consists of the completion of a virtual video, virtual presentation, or face to face presentation and successful completion of a quiz with a passing score of 80% or higher.
The current District Foundation Steward is:
Post Falls Rotary