District grants offer clubs and districts flexibility in carrying out activities supporting the Foundation Mission. Districts are encouraged to distribute these grant funds for relatively short-term activities, either local or international. District grants fund smaller, short-term activities that address needs in both your local community and communities worldwide. Each district gets to choose which activities it will fund with these grants.
Districts can request up to 50 percent of their District Designated Fund (DDF) in one annual block grant. Districts are responsible for administering the activities undertaken with these funds.
They may disperse these grant funds at their discretion for district or club-sponsored activities. In addition:
- All activities funded with district grant funds must adhere to the eligibility requirements set forth in the terms and conditions for Rotary Foundation grants.
- Districts must be qualified by the Foundation to receive district grant funds.
District Grants in Action
West Palm Beach Rotary Club partners with the School District of Palm Beach County each year to give two students from selected West Palm Beach elementary schools a brand new bike.
Children’s Health on the Weekend (C.H.O.W.) is an initiative of the Rotary Club Downtown Boca Raton that helps families that are struggling to provide enough food for their children on the weekends.
The Rotary Club of Delray Beach presents twenty $50 Harvest gift cards to the Delray Beach Fire Department to thank them for their continued service to the community.