District grants give Rotarians freedom in determining how to best spend funds donated to The Rotary Foundation in their district. Each Rotary year, districts may apply for one district grant, which can be used to support one or more projects, based on that district’s interests and needs. The Rotary Foundation funds district grants with District Designated Funds (DDF).

Each year, your district may request up to half of your available DDF, which in turn represents half of your district's Annual Fund donations from three years earlier. This system, known as SHARE, enables Rotarians to benefit from the short-term investment of their donation dollars.

Applying for a district grant is an easy, online process. Note, however, that the application requires specific information about your spending plan, bank account, and account signatories, so it’s best to have this information available before you begin. Also note that district grant applications must be authorized by the district governor, district Rotary Foundation committee chair, and district grants subcommittee chair. Before starting this application, please ensure that your district governor has identified these officers and that the officers have registered with Member Access.

Congratulations to those clubs who received a District Grant for the 2017/2018 Rotary Year:

District/Club Activity type Activity description Activity location Distributed Amount (US$)
Burnaby Education: literacy Facility upgrades for the Catur School for the Deaf in Bali. Canada $4,688
Whistler Millennium Education: literacy Purchase computer equipment for a first nations learning centre. Canada $1,953
Squamish Health: general Purchase a reclining sit-bath for a local Hospice in the Sea to Sky corridor. Canada $7,813
Williams Lake Daybreak Education: literacy Starfish Backpack program provides low income families with educational/food supplies to keep kids in school. Canada $2,930
Vancouver  (Arbutus) Community development: general Fund a beach clean-up program in El Salvador to promote tourism and economic development in poor easide villages.  El Salvador $5,026
Burnaby Metrotown Community development: general  Rotary Coats for kids program. Fund the cleaning of donated coats and purchase new ones for needy kids in the community. Canada $3,906
Gibsons Community development: construction/renovation  Renovation project for a public community beach to promote family picknicks and kids activities. Canada $7,813
Ladner Community development: construction/renovation Funds the building of a dam and supply 6.5km of pipe and 15 water taps throughout the community of Ban Xiengda, Laos Lao People's Democratic Republic $7,813
Lionsgate, NorthVancouver Education: scholarship  Provide scholarships for under privileged youth in 7 North Vancouver High Schools. Canada $1,953
Lionsgate, NorthVancouver Education: general  Send 10 under privileged kids to Camp Potlatch in Howe Sound for 1 week. Canada $1,172
Prince Rupert Community development: construction/renovation  Restore a public trail system for the public to access the scenic waterfront of the Prince Rupert Community. Canada $7,813
Richmond Sunrise Education: literacy  Fund educational materials and transportation costs for under privileged kids in Flilou, Morocco. Morocco $1,953
Richmond Sunset Education: scholarship  Fund scholarships for 3 skaters in the Richmond Community. Canada $520
Vancouver Centennial Education: scholarship  Fund a Scholarship and Bursary program to support youth in the Richmond Youth Orchestra. Canada $1,563
Williams Lake
Community development:
disaster recovery
Purchase fire fighting equipment that was destroyed during the wild fires in the region this past summer. Canada $7,813
Prince George (Yellowhead) Communitydevelopment: construction/renovation  Develop a legacy skills bike park in the Blackburn Community of Prince George Canada $1,641
    Spending plan total:   $66,370