District 5870 Global Grants
(International Humanitarian Projects)

Global Grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. Grant sponsors form international partnerships that respond to real community needs.
What they support
Global grants can fund these activities:
  • Humanitarian projects
  • Scholarships for graduate-level academic studies
  • Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about a particular field or to learn more about their own
How to use them
A key feature of global grants is partnership, between the district or club where the activity is carried out and a district or club in another country.  Both sponsors must be qualified before they can submit an application.
To be successful, your application must:
  • Be sustainable and include plans for long-term success after the global grant funds have been spent
  • Include measurable goals
  • Align with one of our areas of focus
  • Respond to real community needs
  • Actively involve Rotarians and community members
  • Meet the eligibility requirements in the grants terms and conditions
Applications are accepted throughout the year and reviewed as they are received.
How they’re funded
The minimum budget for a global grant activity is $30,000. The Foundation’s World Fund provides a minimum of $15,000 and maximum of $200,000. Clubs and districts contribute District Designated Funds (DDF) and/or cash contributions that the World Fund matches. DDF is matched at 100% and cash is matched at 50%.
Constructing Low Cost Shelters using Global Grants
For three years beginning January 1, 2017 clubs will be able to use global grants for the construction of low-cost shelters under a change approved by Foundation Trustees in September.   However, the construction must be a part of a comprehensive project related to an area of focus.  Construction by itself will not be eligible for global grants.  Be sure to read Constructing Low Cost Shelters using Global Grants that's available from the file section of this page.

Global Grants Currently Being Planned by District 5870 Clubs

The clubs below are currently working on Global Grant Humanitarian projects and are seeking partner clubs in our District. If your club is interested in partnering on a Global Grant project, please reach out to the appropriate contact below!

Club Grant Name Grant Number Primary Contact Focus Area