District Grants Chair

Kevin Clark
Rotary Club of Stillwater



District Grants provide an opportunity for Rotarians to use District Designated Funds (DDF) to undertake projects in their own communities or in other countries. Administration of the program is by the Grants Committee of District 5750.

The district grant submission deadline is May 15, 2019. Remember, the District will match on a 2 for 1 basis, so you can really extend your club dollars for a very worthy community project near you or even abroad.

The process is straightforward and the 3 primary forms that need to be submitted can be found on the left side of this page.
The 3 forms are:
  • Club Memorandum of Understanding – simply have the current President and the President Elect sign the last page.
  • Club Financial Management Plan Template – Enter your club name (2 locations) and date on the first page.
  • 2019-2020 District Grant Application – Complete the application and secure 2 signatures. Instructions are provided in the document. Remember, the club must contribute their own funds at a rate of 1/3 of the total grant amount. So, if a grant amounted to $3,000, the club would need to provide $1,000 and the District would award $2,000. Be sure to provide evidence of estimated costs, such as an estimate from a vendor or a screenshot of an online merchant.
Other club qualification requirements:
  • At least 2 members must participate in grants training each year. If your club was not able to participate in the grants training last fall, you can still take the online training at
  • Enter club Annual Fund giving goal in Rotary Club Central.
  • Support the Rotary Foundation at least $50 per member.
  • Submit final reports for all open District Grants from prior or current year (2018-19 and prior). If the grant is not yet complete, a progress report is needed.
  • Maintain a grant bank account to receive and expend all grant funds.
Now is the time to get your share of the money!