Through Matching Grants The Rotary Foundation matches contributions
raised by Rotary clubs and districts for international service projects
involving Rotary clubs or districts in two or more countries. Frequently,
these are World Community Service (WCS)
projects. The Rotary Foundation provides a 1:1 match for District
Designated Funds SHARE contributions and a 0.5:1 match for new cash
Through SHARE, Rotary districts share in the decision-making process
by choosing which Rotary Foundation programs they wish to support
and participate in. The Rotary Foundation's programs are funded through
voluntary contributions made by Rotarians and others who believe in
the Foundation's mission. Their support demonstrates their commitment
to enhance the quality of life for all people, to create greater understanding
among nations, and to advance the quest for peace in the world.
The SHARE system is the mechanism by which Rotary Foundation program
awards are distributed worldwide. Through the SHARE system, contributions
to The Rotary Foundation are transformed into Ambassadorial Scholarships,
Matching Grants for International Humanitarian Projects, Group Study
Exchanges, and more.
At the end of every contribution year, 50% of each Rotary district's
contributions to the Annual Programs Fund are credited to their District
Designated Fund (DDF); the other 50% is credited to the World Fund
The World Fund is used by the Foundation to pay for the worldwide
programs available to all Rotary districts, regardless of specific
contributions. DDF is used by the district to fund the Foundation
programs in which it chooses to participate, such as Ambassadorial
Scholarships, credit toward the sponsor portion of a Matching Grant,
or an extra Group Study Exchange.
Because districts share decision-making about program funding with
the Trustees, every Rotarian has a voice in planning for the future.
Each year, members of the District Rotary Foundation Committee (DRFC),
in consultation with Rotarians in their district, decide how the district
will use its SHARE DDF. SHARE offers a wide variety of program options
for districts to choose from in using DDF.
The Rotary Foundation has a unique funding cycle that uses contributions
for programs three years after they are received. The three-year cycle
gives districts time for program planning and participant selection,
and allows the Foundation to invest the contributions. The earnings
from those investments pay for all administration, program operations
and fund development costs.
The system is called SHARE because the name defines what the system
· Rotarians SHARE their resources with their fellow Rotarians
around the world.
· The Trustees SHARE some of their decision-making responsibility
with the districts.
· Rotarians SHARE Rotary with the world through their Foundation.
How to apply
Applications are accepted from 1 July to 31 March and approved from
1 August to 15 May. Requests over US$25,000, as well as applications
involving Revolving Loan Funds, will be considered by the Trustees
at the biannual meetings; therefore, applications must be received
and complete by 1 August for consideration at the October meeting
and by 1 January for consideration at the April meeting. Information
on how to fill out a Matching Grant application and the application
process can be found in The Guide to Humanitarian Grants and the Applications
can be downloaded
Terms and Conditions and Eligibility and Reporting
here information on Terms, Conditions, Eligibility,
Frequently Asked Questions, and Report Form.
District Simplified Grants (DSG)
District Simplified Grants (DSGs) are a tool for Rotary districts
to support short-term, humanitarian projects that benefit the community.
Districts can request up to 20 percent of District Designated Funds
(DDF) for a grant to support multiple projects locally or internationally.
How to apply
District Rotary Foundation chairs and district governors-elect are
strongly encouraged to submit a completed District Simplified Grant
Request to The Rotary Foundation in the Rotary year prior to funds
being available. District leadership receives the DSG Request form
yearly by mail. Requests may be submitted between 1 July and 31 March.
Funds will be made available in the following July. Clubs interested
in receiving DSG funds must contact their district leadership. Funds
are only made available to the district.
Terms and conditions and Eligibility and Frequently Asked Questions
Only districts may apply for a DSG. Districts must ensure all expenditures
are eligible according to TRF policies and guidelines. All grants
of The Rotary Foundation require the highest attention to stewardship.
Progress reports are required every twelve months for the life of
the project(s). A final report is due within two months of the expenditure
of funds. Download
here information on All District Simplified Grants expenditures
and activities of a District Simplified Grant.
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