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.