Rotary District 5440
Grants Committee and Resources
District and Global Grants
General Information
 
 
 
All grant applications to district 5440 are done online through the website www.matchinggrants.org
  • For district grants, governor’s grants and Rotaract/Interact grants, the complete application is done on www.matchinggrants.org
  • For global grants, the proposal to request funds from the district is done on www.matchinggrants.org  The grant application is done on the Rotary Foundation site.
  • Governor’s grants must be for local projects undergraduate scholarships or RYLA scholarships.
Deadlines
  • June 3, 2022  District Grants
  • October 7, 2022 Governor’s Grants, Governors grant scholarships, and Rotaract/Interact Grants
  • October 18, 2022 If funds are still available, a second round of applications for District Grants will be accepted.
  • December 9, 2022 all second round applications for District and Global grants must be entered on www.matchinggrants.org   NOTE:  there is no deadline for first round Global grants, they can be entered at any time
 
District Grants Policy
To be eligible for District Grants:
  • Clubs must attend attend Qualification training at PETS and must complete the Club Qualification on the District 5440 website
  • Clubs must have it's annual Foundation giving goal entered in Rotary Club Central.
  • Clubs must have per capita Foundation giving of at least $50.
  • Clubs Must not have any overdue grant reports
  • Clubs must not have any open grants older than two years from issuance of DDF funds.
To provide a more equitable distribution of available funds, there are three tiers of Rotary Club eligibility for District Grants as follows:
  • Tier 1 – Clubs who contribute $200 or more per capita to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund will be eligible for $6,000. 
  • Tier 2 – Clubs who contribute between $100 and $199 per capita to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund will be eligible for $5,000.
  • Tier 3 – Clubs who contribute between $50 and $99 per capita to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund will be eligible for $3,500.
  • Tier 4 - Clubs who contribute less than $50 per capita to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund will not be eligible for district grants or governor’s grants.
NOTE:  Eligible Rotary and Rotaract clubs can submit a combined total of two district grant applications per year limited to the Rotary Club’s Tier level. Satellites are considered part of a Rotary Club and are included in the two-grant limit.  The District will match club funds 2 for 1 up to this limit.
 
Governor’s Grant Eligibility:  Rotary and Rotaract Clubs wishing to apply for a Governor’s grant must be contributing $50 or more per capita to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund to be eligible for a $1,000 grant
 
NOTE:  Eligible Rotary and Rotaract clubs can submit a combined total of two Governor’s Grant applications per year limited to $1,000.  Satellites are considered part of a Rotary Club and are included in the two-grant limit.  The District will match club funds 2 for 1 up to the annual published limit.
 
District Scholarship Grant:  Rotary Clubs in Tiers 1, 2 and 3 may use their Governor’s Grant for an undergraduate scholarship for a student who has demonstrated interest in one of Rotary’s six areas of focus or for RYLA scholarships.
 
Rotaract/Interact Grants:  Rotaract and Interact Clubs can apply for a Rotaract/Interact grant limited to $300 per grant from the district if the District Governor has set aside money for Rotaract/Interact Grants.  The District will match club funds 2 for 1 up to this limit.
 
All contribution requirements will be based on the previous year’s contribution as reported by The Rotary Foundation on July 1st of each year.
 
All grant applications are to be submitted on www.matchinggrants.org in the name of the sponsoring Rotary Club.  The type of grant requested should be noted in the Project Description.
 
Global Grants Policy
  • Clubs must attend attend Qualification training at PETS and must complete the Club Qualification on the District 5440 website
  • The primary and secondary contacts on the grant must complete the Global Grants Qualification Steps (note: primary and secondary contacts who have successfully completed past global grants do not have to complete these steps)
  • To be eligible for $5,000 in DDF for a global grant a club must have contributed at least $50/capita to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund in the previous Rotary year.
  • To be eligible for the maximum amount of DDF specified for the year (as indicated below), a club must have contributed at least $100/capita to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund in the previous Rotary year.
  • The maximum 2:1 match for D5540 sponsored global grants before December 1 is $15,000. After December 1, clubs can apply for an additional $5,000 in DDF for existing projects or $15,000 DDF for new projects.
  • The maximum 2:1 match for global grants sponsored by another district is $5000. In order to obtain this match, we will require at least one D5440 person to join the grant committee (or travel to help with the grant) . This matching will only be considered for non5440 grants after Dec. 1 such that 5440 sponsored grants have priority and first come access to the DDF.
  • Global grant applications may be submitted at any time
  • See D5440 Global Grants Process for the specific steps that must be followed to request matching DDF from D5440
 
Please check the links below for grant training prior to applying for a grant.
 
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