Rotary 7450 District Grant Guidelines 2021-22
District 7450 Grant Funds this Rotary year will allow the District to provide matching grants.
Prior to our District acquiring these District Funds for the year we must submit a spending plan to The Rotary Foundation (TRF). This plan must provide a general description of the individual activities each club wishes to fund, based on actual applications submitted to the District. This spending plan will also form the basis of the final reporting process.
Since all planned and approved individual District Grants must be in the hands of the District prior to the District applying for funding, all applications must be in the hands of the District prior to May 31, 2021. The District Grant Application Form is on the District website along with submission instructions.
Each project will be evaluated based on the Guidelines below. The decision as to which grants will be awarded by the Grants Committee will be sent via email to the 2021-22 Club President of all Clubs making an application for a District Grant within 15 days of the decision.
Projects must not be initiated until approved by the Grants Committee and TRF. Once approved we will notify the Clubs that they may begin their projects. After a project is completed, the Final Report and all receipts are submitted to the District. Final Reports are due to the District Grants Coordinator not later than April 30, 2022. The Final Report Form can be found on the District Website.
Guidelines – subject to review and amendment throughout the year:
- District grants are available to any club in District 7450 and will range in amount from $500 to $2000 for 2021-22 depending on the number of grants received from our clubs. The grant levels are $500, $1000, $2000 and past club giving to The Rotary Foundation’s Annual Fund will help determine the specific club amount.
All clubs are eligible for at least a $500 grant if they have given to The Rotary Foundation during the 2020-21 year.
For each year that club per capita giving to the Annual Fund is greater than or equal to $100 in the last 3 years (2018-19, 2019-20, 2020-21) we will give more money for their grants.
- There is a limit of one District Grant per club.
- Clubs may partner with other clubs (up to a maximum of five (5) participating clubs) in any project and each additional club participating will attract an appropriate DDF match. Participation by clubs will count as the project for each of the participating clubs. Clubs are reminded that TRF requires active participation by all clubs in circumstances such as this.
- Generally, District Grants are matching grants with the Club contributing the same amount or more to the project as requested in District Grant Funds.
- In addition the Grants Committee will consider:
- Does the Club have a positive history of giving to TRF on a per capita basis? In 2021-22 no Club will be eligible for a Matching Grant unless they have contributed to TRF in 2020-21.
- Does the Club have members who participate in District activities, District Assembly, District Conference, and Seminars?
- Does the Club have a successful history of timely completion and reporting on previous grants (if applicable)?
- Is the Club able to prove all Federal tax filings are current and paid up to date?
The Grants committee will be pleased to work with clubs who have not participated in Grants in the past.
- Are applicant clubs current in payment of dues to RI and District?
- Clubs are required to be “qualified” under TRF Grant Rules in order to receive a District Grant. This includes the 2021-22 Club Foundation Chair (if possible) and an additional trained Club member(s) completing Grant Training, and the Club executing the documents in the Grants Qualification Package. (MOU)
- Club District Grant projects are required to be sustainable and are required to be in one of the 7 focus areas for Global Grants.