Rotary Grants News

Rotarians provide clean water and sanitation for schools in Turkey

Turkish and Brazilian Rotarians have provided 2,500 students in four schools in Adana, Turkey, with new toilets and clean water facilities through a water and sanitation project supported by a Rotary Foundation global grant.

Future Vision training at the International Assembly

District governors-elect and incoming district Rotary Foundation committee chairs will receive training in the new grants in January in conjunction with the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA. Training participants should be prepared to come to San Diego with questions.

Global and packaged grants available in January

Applications for 2013-14 global and packaged grants will be available online to all Rotarians in qualified districts in mid-January. Rotary Foundation staff will begin reviewing the global grant applications in April. Pilot districts can continue to apply for 2012-13 global and packaged grants.

District grants

The application for 2013-14 district grants is now available online. It can be accessed by the 2013-14 district governor, district Rotary Foundation committee chair, and district grants subcommittee chair for all qualified districts. Districts that haven’t already identified their 2013-14 district grants subcommittee chair should do so in Member Access.

Club qualification

Districts manage the club qualification process using resources provided by the Foundation, including grant management seminar materials. Clubs must be qualified each year in order to apply for a global or packaged grant. However, districts decide whether clubs must be qualified in order to receive district grants.

To be qualified, a club must:

  • Send at least one member to the district’s grant management seminar.
  • Agree to the club MOU and return it to the district. For Rotary year 2013-14, the 2013-14 club president and president-elect sign on behalf of the club.

Districts may develop additional qualification requirements for clubs, which must be reasonable, achievable, and fair to all clubs. Additional requirements should be included as an addendum to the MOU.

More information on club qualification can be found in Club Qualification for Rotary Foundation Grants FAQs.

Available 2012-13 packaged grants

Packaged grants enable Rotary clubs to work with The Rotary Foundation’s strategic partners on predesigned projects and activities financed entirely from the World Fund. Grants for projects with the following partners are currently available and will be awarded to pilot districts on a first-come, first-served basis:

Additional packaged grant opportunities will be available to all Rotary clubs in 2013-14.


Training manuals The following updated manuals are available in all Rotary languages:

Find PowerPoint presentations on Rotary Foundation grants in the District Rotary Foundation Seminar Manual.

Future Vision presentation An updated version of the Future Vision presentation is now available.

Global Outlook Check out the November edition of Global Outlook, which focuses on the new Rotary Foundation grants.

Transition timelines Nonpilot districts and clubs are encouraged to review Preparing Your District for Rotary Foundation Grants in 2013 and Preparing Your Club for Rotary Foundation Grants in 2013.