ROTARY FOUNDATION AND D6400 GRANTS    This page contains application and report forms for the Rotary Foundation and D6400 grants.  Details on eligibility, deadlines and funding can be found in the application forms.  In order to be eligible for a grant your club must be qualified and that means that at least two of your club members attended a grant management seminar.  In order to receive support from the District Designated Funds (DDF) your club must have contributed at least USD $100 per capita to the Annual Fund of the Rotary Foundation.  Please note that the Rotary Foundation District Community Grants are funded by DDF and the District match for Global Grants is also funded by DDF.    Full report and grants available by CLICK HERE  for District Grants report

2020-2021 District Grants Approved

The District Rotary Foundation Committee grants team would like to thank all 30 clubs that are participating in the 2020-21 D6400 District Grants program.  Bill Jasman, District 6400 District Grants Officer coordinated the grant request process.  The club grant requests were reviewed and all were approved by the District Rotary Foundation Committee voting members – Rick Caron, Chair; PDG Sue Goldsen, PDG Roberto Sanchez, PDG David Carpenter and Russ Jones.  On July 23, our block grant application was approved by The Rotary Foundation.  The 23 projects totaled $98,600 to be invested in our communities including the $49,600 District Block grant matching funds from the Rotary Foundation .  This year we had 19 individual club community grants and 4 collaborative grants involving 2 or more clubs.

 The Rotary Foundation District Community Grants:  The Rotary Foundation funds district community grants that pay for scholarships, travel, and projects that all align with our mission to help Rotarians contribute to world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving people’s health, supporting education, and alleviating poverty. For a listing of the 2019 successful District Community Grant applications use the link below.

2019  Funded Community Grants 

August 2020 District Foundation Committee Report:

Report from the District Rotary Foundation Committee    As the Rotary year changes so does membership on committees. We are fortunate that almost all committee members are staying with us for 2020-2021.  Two exceptions are PDG Wayne Titus, Chair of the Financial Assessment Committee and Rtn Maher Mualla, Peace Scholars Officer. I thank them both for their many years of service to the DRFC and wish them well in future endeavors within and without Rotary.  Replacing Wayne and Maher are Rtns Joanne King and Pierre Boulos, respectively. Joining Joanne on the Financial Assessment Committee is iPDG John Chambers.  This new year, the committee expanded to include the DGE and DGN.  We have also made changes to the “Voting Committee” by adding the DG and DGE as well as the DGN as a non-voting member.  Welcome Noel, Aruna and Traci.

The 2020-2021 DRFC organizational chart can be found at this link. CLICK HERE

and the new policy on committee structure can be found at this link. CLICK HERE
In 2019-2020 we formalized our policies on the allocation of District Designated Funds :


and the D6400 Endowed Water Fund  WATER FUND POLICIES.

The links give you access to the documents should you wish to read more.

July 1, 2020 marks a dramatic, and, perhaps, permanent change to the way the Rotary Foundation (TRF) funds global grants.  As of now, TRF will no longer match cash contributions.  This has had a dramatic impact on our global grant applications that have not yet reached the “Authorization Required” phase of the process.  Also, for our Canadian Clubs, the Government of Canada (GoC) matching program has been depleted of funds and there is no commitment for new funds.  As an example, a club contribution of $10K with a DDF match of $10K would get a GoC match of $20K and a TRF match of $25K for a $65K grant.  Without the GoC match and with TRF only matching DDF, the grant total is $30K.  The impact can be substantial.

But Global Grants remain an excellent way of doing good in the world.  In 2019-2020 our District and 12 clubs have been involved with other clubs in other districts in 11 approved Global grants with projects in 6 countries for a total of $2,111,746.  The most recent approval is Rotary Club of Detroit in partnership with the Rotary Club of Bombay with a total budget of $263,540 to “provide: (i) ergonomically designed group handwashing facilities, (ii) indoctrination, behaviourial change communication and training in benefits of handwashing to primary and secondary rural school students, teaching staff & school management committees and to parents and (iii) menstrual hygiene management to adolescent girls and female teachers.”  Congratulations to Detroit and all the clubs involved in the approved grants.  Next year promises a continuation of this trend with 20 applications in various pre-approval stages.

Last year 35 of our clubs participated in District Community grants for a total value of $166,432.79. We then distributed an additional $10,000 followed by a $25,000 Disaster Relief grant for local COVID relief projects. Compelling evidence that Rotary impacts communities locally and globally.  If you appreciate the tremendous impact of our grants, then please donate to the Annual Programs fund, our source of District Designated funds.


Use the appropriate link below to get the application form for The Rotary Foundation District Community Grants for either a single club application or a collaborative application (2 – 4 clubs).  The application deadline is May 30 for projects planned in the next Rotary year.

District Community Grant App – Single Club download here

District Community Grant App – Collaborative download here

When the grant is complete use the link to get the form to create the final report.  Also, please send 2 – 3 pictures of the project, especially of Rotarians at work, with your final report.  The report and photos must be sent to by May 30 of the Rotary year in which the project was completed.

District Community Grant Final Report Form download here