District Grants (DG)
District Grants (DG) are grants managed by the district with funding received from The Rotary Foundation based on a portion of the Annual Programs (SHARE) Fund giving from three years prior.  The donations from district Rotarians are invested by The Rotary Foundation for three years at which time one-half of the donations are placed in the World Fund of the Foundation for Global Grants (see below) and other Foundation programs.  The other half of the donations come back to the district as District Designated Funds (DDF).  A portion of the DDF is then allocated for District Grants.
DG are intended to fund short-term projects (completed within the current Rotary year) of individual clubs in the District.  Funds available to individual clubs are based on their Rotary Foundation SHARE giving from three years prior, plus possible bonus dollars for reaching STAR Club status in the current year.  This portion of available District funds is referred to as Allocated Funds.  Allocated Funds do require matching dollars from the local clubs, based on a formula outlined.  Applications are due August 31st, and are reviewed by the District Grants Subcommittee.  Detail guidelines and application are located on the District Grants page in the left-hand column.
Each club may submit as many grant applications as necessary to receive and allocate their maximum club Allocated Funds.  Allocated Funds not requested by clubs and/or approved by the district for grants, will be considered to be District Discretionary Funds.  Each club is allowed one grant application for District Discretionary Funds, and is not subject to any specific dollar limit.  All Discretionary Funds grant applications will be reviewed by the District Grants Subcommittee and will be awarded solely based on the merit of the project.