Global Grants

Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. By working together to respond to real community needs, clubs and districts strengthen their global partnerships.

Read A Guide to Global Grants, located on this page, for detailed information on planning your project, applying for a grant to fund it, carrying it out, and reporting on your progress and outcome.


What Global Grants Support

Global grants can fund:

  • 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 their field or to learn more about it themselves


District 5240 Policy

It is essential to review and understand District 5240's Global Grant policy prior into engagement for a Global Grant. 

Global grants are defined as having a minimum budget of $30,000 and a maximum World Fund award of $400,000. This means that applicants can use a combination of District Designated Funds (DDF), cash, and/or directed gifts and endowment earnings to fund a global grant. The Foundation will provide a 100 percent World Fund match for all DDF contributions. 

Specific information can be found within the Global Grants Policy located on this page.


Global Grants Committee 2019-2022

Global Grants committee chair - Chas Wilson, RC Simi Sunrise,

Committee member - Anselmo Moreno, RC Bakersfield Twilight,

Committee member - Gerry Porter, RC Cambria,

Ex-Officio Members:

District Grants Subcommittee Chair – Dave Gore, RC Goleta Noontime,
District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair – Frank Ortiz, RC Santa Maria Breakfast,