Rotary Foundation Global Scholarship Grants for Development

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  • Global grants have a budget of $30,000 - $400,000

Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. By working together to respond to real community needs, clubs and districts strengthen their global partnerships.


To be approved, your application must clearly describe how your project, scholarship, or vocational training team: • Is sustainable — include plans for long-term success after the global grant funds have been spent • Includes measurable goals • Aligns with one of Rotary's areas of focus • Responds to real community needs — any club or district that applies for a global grant to support a humanitarian project or a vocational training team must conduct a community assessment first and design the project based on what they learn through that assessment. • Actively involves Rotarians and community members • Meets the eligibility requirements in the grants terms and conditions

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Global grants can fund: • Humanitarian projects • Scholarships for graduate-level academic studies • 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 Grant sponsors can use a combination of District Designated Funds (DDF), cash, and/or directed gifts and endowment earnings to fund a global grant. The Foundation will provide an 80 percent World Fund match for all DDF contributions. There is no minimum World Fund match.


Applications are accepted throughout the year and are reviewed as they're received. Contact your district international service chair for help connecting with the district resource network: local subject matter and project experts. If your district hasn’t appointed a committee chair, work with your district governor.

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