Grants Programs

The Rotary Foundation (TRF) grants program continues to be revised and streamlined to meet the needs of our Clubs and Rotarians in order to allow Rotary to have the greatest impact around the globe. At the core of the grants are the Seven Areas of Focus.

Emphasizing the Seven Areas of Focus

In order to create the most good with TRF funds there is an emphasis on Seven Areas of Focus. Global Grants must address at least one of these seven areas of focus and district grants are encouraged to consider the same criteria.

You can direct your Annual Fund gift to SHARE, the World Fund, or an area of focus fund.

This website is designed to help our district clubs learn about the new grant system, meet the requirements for qualifying for a grant and then applying for a grant.

District Grants

District Grants may be used for local community or international projects. They are intended for smaller projects; completion within twelve months and do not require an international partner, but active Rotarian involvement is strongly encouraged when possible.

Global Grants

Global grants support large, multi-year international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in one or more of the seven Areas of Focus.  They can fund projects, vocational training teams or post graduate studies – or a combination thereof – but must have minimum budget of $30,000.

Global Grant Scholarships

Global Grant Scholarships are for graduate-level academic studies for individuals who are pursuing a career in one of the seven Areas of Focus.   District Grant scholars can be for either graduate our undergraduate studies and do not need to be within the seven areas of focus.

Vocational Training Teams (VTT)

Global Grant Vocational Training Teams are groups of professionals traveling abroad either to learn more about their profession or teach local professionals about a particular field within the seven areas of focus.  There is no age requirement, but at least three members must be non-Rotarians.

Peace Fellow Scholarships

Every year Rotary awards up to 100 full scholarships for master’s-level degrees or a professional certificate in peace and conflict studies at six Rotary Peace Centers around the world.  Rotary World Peace Fellows participate in The Rotary Foundation’s mission of improving health, supporting education, and alleviating poverty.