District Grants are short-term projects that are carried out by one sponsor club. Compared to Global Grants, District Grants tend to be smaller in size and scope. While Global Grants are usually international in nature, District Grants may be either local or international. They have the flexibility to be done in the sponsor club’s community, in another district, or in another country. District Grants must be completed within the Rotary year.


Rotary Year 2023-24

District Grants are administered by District 5340, and the terms and conditions of these grants change from year to year. During 2023-24, club money can be matched up to $3,000 with District Designated Funds (DDF). To be eligible for District Grant DDF, the Rotary club requesting the DDF allocation must have contributed either a minimum of $50 per capita to the Annual Fund or a total of $5,000 to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation for the 2022-23 Rotary year. As with Global Grants, clubs may partner and pool their DDF to create larger projects.


Clubs interested in participating in District Grants every year must have two (2) club members attend the District Grants Training Seminar at District Training Assembly or complete the online Training Seminar and complete the 2023 District Grant Quiz with a passing score in order for a club to be qualified for a District Grant. You must retake the test until you receive a passing score (70%).  Your passing score will be automatically reported to the District Foundation Committee.


For the 2023-24 Rotary year, clubs requesting funding for District Grants will also need to have their Foundation Goals entered in Rotary.org by August 1, 2023.  Step-by-step instructions can be accessed at this Guide to Setting Rotary Foundation Giving Goals.


All District Grants are administered at MatchingGrants.org, a website created by Rotary District 5340 that helps Rotary districts across the world administer grants. Details on District Grants to be considered are entered into this system. As part of the application process, clubs must complete a District Grants DDF Bank Deposit Form in order to receive funding for their project. Once approved, clubs receive DDF via electronic funds transfer.


To view lists of past, current, and potential projects, be sure to visit http://www.matchinggrants.org/district