District Grants are projects that are carried out by one sponsor club. Compared to Global Grants, District Grants tend to be smaller in size and scope. While Global Grants are usually international in nature, District Grants may be either local or international. They have the flexibility to be done in the sponsor club’s community, in another district, or in another country.

District Grants are administered by the District 5340, and the terms and conditions of these grants change from year to year. During 2020-21, club money can be matched up to $3500 with District Designated Funds (DDF), but may not be matched further by The Rotary Foundation. As with Global Grants, clubs may partner and pool their DDF to create larger projects.

Clubs interested in participating in District Grants every year must have two (2) club members go through the District Training Seminar. While this training is often provided in-person at the annual District Training Assembly, it is also available virtually. Please note that for the 2020-21 Rotary year, the training will ONLY be available virtually, including an online presentation and a quiz.

For the 2020-21 Rotary year, clubs requesting funding for District Grants will also need to have their Foundation Goals entered in Rotary.org, and can download a Guide to Setting Rotary Foundation Giving Goals for further information.

All District Grants are administered at MatchingGrants.org, a website created by Rotary District 5340 that helps Rotary districts across the world administer grants. Details on District Grants to be considered are entered into this system. As part of the application process, clubs must complete a District Grants DDF Bank Deposit Form in order to receive funding for their project. Once approved, clubs receive DDF via electronic funds transfer.

To view lists of past, current, and potential projects, be sure to visit http://www.matchinggrants.org/district