It’s time to think about applying for a District Grant. The early deadline of May 15 will be here sooner than you think!
District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in your community and communities abroad. Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants.
Typically, the Grants Committee receives requests for more funding than is available and in many cases has awarded partial grants to try to make the money go farther. For 2021-2022, the Committee has decided to fully fund all worthy projects. This means that projects will be scrutinized even more closely – only the very best projects will be funded, but at the full amount requested. In previous years some clubs have submitted two, even three, projects and the Committee has sometimes awarded two grants to a club. For 2021-2022, however, only one grant will be awarded to a club so put your best efforts into your application.
As always, feel free to contact Grants Committee Chair Cindy Burger,, (607) 692-3442, with any questions.

What district grants support

You can use district grants to fund a variety of district and club projects and activities, including:

  • 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

How clubs request funds

If your club is seeking district grant funding, you can apply directly to your district. Individual districts administer their own district grant programs. The Community and International application forms for 2021-2022 are now available under "Foundation" menu on our district website. And don't miss the Grant Seminar on February 13.

Questions? Contact Cindy Burger, District Grants Committee Chair at or (607) 692-3442.