Rotary Minute


Humanitarian grants enable Rotarians to support service projects that provide water wells, medical care, literacy classes, and other essentials to people in need. Rotarian participation is key to the projects' success. Through the Humanitarian Grants Program, Rotarians have received US$1.6 billion in grant awards since 1947.


District Simplified Grants enable districts to support service activities or humanitarian endeavors that benefit local or international communities. Requests may be submitted between 1 July and 31 March, and funds are available the following July.  


Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grants are awarded to fund large long-term international self-help and grassroots development projects that use an integrative approach to address humanitarian needs.


Matching Grants help Rotary clubs and districts carry out humanitarian projects with clubs and districts in other countries. The Rotary Foundation provides a one-to-one match for each US$1 District Designated Fund/SHARE contribution and a $0.50 match for each new $1 cash contribution. Applications are accepted from 1 July to 31 March.


Disaster Recovery funds are collected on a temporary, restricted basis to support Rotary club and district disaster recovery efforts, focusing on long-term reconstruction.


We will further explore some of these types of grants in future Rotary Minutes!