Overview of Global Grants

Global Grants are larger projects (usually between $35,000 and $200,000) that are carried out by two sponsor clubs, the Host Club is where the project is actually carried out, and the International Club (usually your club or another club in our district). In District 5340, your club money can be matched up to $10,000 by District Designated Funds (DDF) for approved projects, which may, according to the amount available, be selected on a competitive basis. Club money is additionally matched by The Rotary Foundation (TRF) at 50% and the DDF is matched at 100%. That's great leverage!! The minimum match by TRF is $15,000.  It generally takes about $10,000 in pledges from one or more Rotary clubs to create a project with a total budget of $35,000. Of course projects significantly larger than that are possible.

To view lists of past, current, and potential projects, visit http://www.matchinggrants.org/global.  To see JUST District 5340 projects use the SEARCH feature in the upper right hand corner -- enter 5340 and the year that interests you.


How to Find Global Grants

A club can participate in a Global Grant project at three levels:

  • Contributing to a project
  • Signing on to co-sponsor an existing project
  • Developing a new project


How to Do a Global Grant

You can learn exactly HOW to do a Global Grant by attending the Grant Management Seminar usually held in March of each year.  Be sure to send at least TWO club members to the Seminar EACH year.

But here are the typical steps:
  • Develop the project with your host partner
  • Enter the details on http://www.matchinggrants.org/global for the District Rotary Foundation Committee to review
  • Then enter the project on the TRF website