District Grant Guidelines (2021-2022)

Before Getting Started

  • Project must fall under one of the 7 Areas of Focus:
    • Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention;
    • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene;
    • Basic Education & Literacy;
    • Disease Prevention & Treatment;
    • Maternal & Child Health; 
    • Community Economic Development, or
    • Supporting the Environment
  • Grant funds cannot be used for:
    • Reimbursement of existing projects;
    • Salaries, stipends or honorariums;
    • Construction or major renovations; or
    • Operating expenses of an organization.
  • Clubs must complete this checklist before applying:
    • Clubs dues must be paid in full;
    • Clubs must be “Grant Certified” (by attending the District Grant Certification via Zoom on 9/14/21 or 9/20/21;
    • Goals must be entered in Rotary Club Central on rcc.Rotary.org; (rotary.org login required)
    • If a previous grant is not completed, prior approval from the District Grants Committee is required before submitting a new application, and
    • Clubs must enter the names of the Secretary, Treasurer, and Club Rotary Foundation Chair in the Club Executives Section of your Club on the District 7230 website.
  • Grant total budget can be from a minimum of $1,000 to no maximum.  However, the maximum matching District grant will be $2,500.
  • Clubs can submit more than one application.
  • Joint grants with other District 7230 clubs are allowed. Contact Dave Schribman for details.
  • Clubs must match on a 1 to 1 basis (e.g. club must contribute $500 towards a $1,000 total grant budget).

How to Submit a Grant Application

Do Not Submit Application Unless Club Is “Grant Certified”

  • During 2021-2022 the total amount in District grants available to Clubs will be announced later.

  • Clubs will be notified about the status of their grant application by October 15, 2021.
  • Project deadline is May 30, 2022 (this includes receipts & Final Report). 
  • In evaluating grant applications, the District Grants Subcommittee will consider the number of people benefitting from the project, the number of club members involved with the project & whether the project can be completed by May 30, 2022.


Contact Dave Schribman (District Grants Subcommittee Chair) @ 914-588-9087 or schribins@optonline.net.



How to Proceed with Your Approved Grant

  • Clubs must obtain written approval by the District Grants Subcommittee for any proposed changes to the approved project description or budget.
  • Clubs must document all project expenditures consistent with the project budget.
  • Clubs must retain all project documentation for a minimum of five years.
  • If the District Grants Subcommittee determines that the project will not be completed within the approved budget & timetable, the grant may be revised or rescinded.

How to Get Reimbursed

The District Grants Subcommittee of the District Rotary Foundation Committee will process requests for grant funds as a reimbursement for approved project expenses incurred after the date the grant is approved and only after the project has been completed and the Final Report has been approved.
  • Final Report and Project receipts must be uploaded into Documents Section of your grant application on the matchinggrants.org website by May 30, 2022.
  • The District intends to disburse all grant funds by June 30, 2022.


Contact Dave Schribman (District Grants Subcommittee Chair) @ 914-588-9087 or schribins@optonline.net.

Grant Certification Seminar
The Grant Certification Seminar took place
on Tuesday, 14 September  and
Monday 20 September.  Attendance at one of these seminars is a pre-requisite for Grant Application.
Please contact Grants Subcommittee Chair
David Schribman
Grant Certification

Required Forms

More Information


Contact Dave Schribman
(District Grants Subcommittee Chair)
914-588-9087 or schribins@optonline.net