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.


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. 


If your club is considering funding a project with a global grant

  • Resources you need can be found under Subpages and Files at the left side of the screen. For an overview:
    • Read A Guide to Global Grants for detailed information on planning your project, applying for a grant to fund it, carrying it out, and reporting on your progress and outcome.
    • Read the 2022-2023 Global Grants Policy for specific guidelines for D5240 clubs.
    • Watch the Global Grant Qualification Video.
  • If your club wishes to apply for a global grant after reviewing the above resources, complete the qualifications process outlined in the 2022-2023 Global Grants Policy.
  • If you want to discuss your grant idea with D5240 Global Grants Committee chairperson, please see contact information below.


Global Grants Committee 2023-2026

Global Grants committee chair - Gerry Porter, Cambria:

Region 1: Jon Sampson, Bakersfield:
Region 2: Vicki Arndt, Thousand Oaks:
Region 3: Open
Region 4: Gerry Porter, Cambria:


Ex-Officio Members:

District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair: Nick Frankle, RC Westlake Morning:

District Grants Subcommittee Chair: Chas Wilson, RC Simi Sunrise:

2021-2022 District Governor Dana Moldovan, RC Westlake Village:

2022-2023 District Governor Scott Phillips, RC Goleta Noontime:

2023-2024 District Governor Marta Brown, RC Oxnard: