Thank you for your support of our Foundation; NOW is the time to put some of those funds to work for your club.
We need your District Managed Grant proposals by June 15 so we can apply for and receive our funding from The Rotary Foundation by July 1.
The proposals need: Name of Sponsor Club, a 1 sentence project description, location of the project, Area of Focus, and how much funding you think you will be requesting.
We have $60,534 available to spend on District Managed Grants, but we can’t get the funds until I submit our Spending Plan (compilation of your project proposals). To date I only have proposals for about $10,000.
District Managed Grants must:
- Be in direct support of a humanitarian project that is new for the Club. A “new” project is a project that is new to the club or one that involves a specific new addition to an existing project that improves the project’s effectiveness.
- Align with one of Rotary’s six Areas of Focus:
Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
Disease prevention and treatment
Water and sanitation
Maternal and child health
Basic education and literacy
Economic and community development
- Be short term projects with all application approvals and funds disbursed to the clubs during the Rotary year, by 6/30; complete by 9/15
- Involve Club Rotarians in hands-on activities that support the humanitarian project
- No project can be implemented or funds spent until all District approval signatures have been obtained
Partnering with other clubs is encouraged to broaden participation and to increase the size of the grant to make it more significant
- If the project is outside the district, it is recommended that there be active cooperation, participation, and support of a local Rotary club, when one exists, reasonably near to the project location.
- Airfare for any travel funded by Rotary Foundation grants must be booked through Rotary International Travel Services (RITS) according to established travel policies.
- Be matched dollar for dollar by a District club or clubs
What are the funding limits?
District 7980 Clubs, in collaboration with partner clubs, may request up to $7,500 for each project. Any one club can receive a maximum of $5000 per project and $7500 per Rotary year. There is no minimum grant size. The Committee matches $1 for every $1 of cash contributions.
District Managed Grants will be limited to one to each qualified club taking principal responsibility until January 1st, at which time clubs may apply for a second grant (only one second grant).
The actual DMG Instructions and Application Form will be on the district web site approximately June 1. Applications from Qualified Clubs may be submitted as soon a the club is qualified.
PDG Rick Benson,
District Foundation Chair 2013-16
Clubs can’t start projects until we have received approval of the funds from The Rotary Foundation (TRF). We can’t receive approval of the funds from TRF until we submit a good bundle of project proposals to TRF. The approval process can take several weeks to a month. The quicker that we get the proposals to TRF the earlier in the year (July perhaps instead of September or October which has been typical) the clubs can start doing their projects.