Rotary Foundation grants support Rotarians' efforts to change lives and serve communities through two types of grants - district grants and global grants.
District grants are block grants that enable clubs in the district to address immediate needs in their communities and abroad. District 5970 annually awards clubs matching grants from $1,500 to $5,000 per project. Once a club is qualified (see below), grant applications are due June 15, 2024 for the 2024-25 Rotary year. 
Global grants offer clubs and districts opportunities to participate in strategically focused, high-impact activities. These grants fund large-scale international humanitarian projects, vocational training teams, and scholarships that have sustainable, measurable outcomes in one or more of Rotary's six areas of focus. Global grant projects must have a minimum total budget of $30,000. All global grants must be sponsored by two clubs or districts - a host partner in the country where the activity takes place and an international partner outside that country. 
Clubs must complete and annual qualification process to be eligible for global and district grants. To qualify, clubs must send one or more members to a district grant management seminar, sign and adhere to the club memorandum of understanding, and fulfill any additional qualifications requirements sets by the district (be in good standing with the district regarding grant reporting, etc.).  Clubs are also expected to comply with the stewardship requirements detailed in the club memorandum of understanding. 
For more detailed information on the grant process and how to apply, please download the District 5970 Grant Handbook and additional resources below.