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To do good in the world” – Arch Klumpf, Founder of the Rotary Foundation.

 

This video tells you about The Rotary Foundation in District 6040.

Your club can receive funding from The Rotary Foundation for your priority projects.  Large and small, from $500 to $200,000, The Rotary Foundation can assist you. Small local grants are available through the District Grant Program with a maximum grant award of $2500.00. Larger projects can be funded through Global Grants with a maximum grant award of $200,000.00.  In order for a club to be eligible for grant funds a club must be “Grants Qualified.”

  • Contact Kent Shelman atkentshelman86@gmail.com for more information on District Grants and Grants Qualification Training.
  • Contact Karen Eppler at eppler.karen@gmail.com for more information on Global Grants.
  • Contact Brad Kliendl at brad.kleindl@park.edu for more information on Scholarships.

Grants Qualification Training

Contact Kent Shelman at kentshelman86@gmail.com, 2017-2020 Grants Chair for more information about Grants Qualification.

Each Rotary Club President must be trained annually in order or for a club to receive a district or global grant.  Beginning in 2018, Grants Manager training will be effective for 2 years.

 

Grant Qualification Training dates (attend one): Grants Training Dates

 Webinar Schedules – Webinar Training Dates

A club grants manager is any Rotary club member, other than the 2018-19 club president, who agrees to:

  • Attend Grant Qualification Training
  • Work with club committees to develop grant applications that meet D6040 and TRF grant guidelines
  • Assist the club president in meeting deadlines
  • Ensure grants are implemented according to all guidelines
  • Ensure that final reports are submitted in the format and by the designated deadlines.

 

Club Memorandum of (MOU) Understanding must be submitted annually to District Rotary Foundation Chair, Cassy Venters, cdventers@me.com  by June 15, 2018.   Club Qualification Memorandum of Understanding.

District Grants

 Contact Kent Shelman Grants Chair at kentshelman86@gmail.com for more information on any of the Grants below or to schedule a program for your club.

  • District Grants – Your club can receive up to $2,500 in matching funds for local projects.  Playground equipment, baseball fields, back-pack programs, hospital equipment, equipment for local charities and other local projects qualify for District Grant funding.

 

District Grant materials;

District Grant Deadlines in 2018-19

  • June 15, 2018  A completed Club Qualification Memorandum of Understanding is due to District Rotary Foundation Chair, Cassy Venters, cdventers@me.com
  • June 15, 2018. The 2017-18 Club President and Grants Manager must complete Grants Qualification Training.
  • July 15, 2018. Full grant applications will be due to Kent Shelman, kentshelman86@gmail.com
  • May 31, 2019. Completed Grant Reports are due to Kent Shelman, kentshelman86@gmail.com

 

Global Grants

Global Grants support large, humanitarian, international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s six areas of focus.  Grant sponsors form international partnerships that respond to real community needs.   A key feature of Global Grants is a sponsoring partnership, between the districts or clubs where the activity is carried out and a district or club in another country.  All sponsors must be Grants Qualified before they can submit an application.  The minimum budget for a Global Grant is $30,000.  If you would like to have a global Grant considered for district funding with additional funding from The Rotary Foundation, please download the Global Grant Letter of Intent.  When it is completed, submit it to Randy Steinman, randy@rlsteinman.com and Cassy Venters, cdventers@me.com

 

Scholarships

The generous giving of D6040 Rotarian’s to TRF permits funding of the following scholarships.  Applicants must be sponsored by a Grants Qualified D6040 Rotary Club.  Sponsoring club must be grants qualified for two years, the year of the student’s application and the year of the student’s study abroad.

District Study Abroad Scholarships are awarded to fund one to two semesters of undergraduate or graduate study abroad.  Applicants must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study prior to grant-funded study.  Study must be in one of the six areas of focus. This $2,500 scholarship is for undergraduate students enrolled in overseas academic programs.  The District Executive Council determines the number of scholarships awarded annually based on the amount of District Designated Funds available through The Rotary Foundation and district goals.

District Study Abroad Scholarship Application Dates:

  •  March 1 of each Rotary year – applications are due from applicants to D6040 Rotary Clubs for their review and interview of the applicants.
  • April 1 of each Rotary year – applications are due from D6040 Rotary Clubs to D6040 Scholarship Sub-Committee Chairperson, Sherri Hahn at shahnsj@aol.com.

District Grant Scholarship Guidelines 2018-2019

District Grant Scholarship Applications  2018-2019

 

Global Grant Scholarships are available to post-graduate scholars pursuing degrees outside of the United States.  This prestigious scholarship can fund from $30,000 to $200,000 in educational benefits for a qualifying scholar.  Because this is a Global Grant, the student must pursue a career in one of the Six Areas of Focus plus meet other stringent requirements.  Global Grant scholarships are awarded to fund one to four years of graduate study or research abroad.  Applicants must reside in D6040 or be currently enrolled and attending or a graduate of a higher education institution at a campus in D6040.  Rotarian’s, including Honorary Rotarian’s, and their relatives are not eligible for the scholarships.  The District Executive Council determines the number of scholarships awarded annually based on the amount of District Designated Funds available through The Rotary Foundation and district goals.  Each scholarship is a Global Grant and The Rotary Foundation makes final decisions about awards.

Global Grant Scholarship Application Dates:

  •  March 1 of each Rotary year – applications are due from applicants to D6040 Rotary Clubs for their review and interview of the applicants.
  • April 1 of each Rotary year – applications are due from D6040 Rotary Clubs to D6040 Scholarship Sub-Committee Chairperson.

Global Grant Scholarship Guidelines 2018-2019

Global Grant Scholarship Application 2018-2019

 

Other Rotary Scholarships:

Rotary Peace Center Scholarships:  The Rotary Peace Center program is a Master’s degree level program designed for professionals in the peace and conflict resolution.  Thirty Rotary Peace Scholars are selected annually from around the world to study at one of six Rotary Peace Centers.

 

The Rotary Foundation and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are working together to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis and are offering up to 10 scholarships for graduate study at UNESCO-IHE’s Delft campus in the Netherlands. The partnership aims to increase the number of trained professionals who can devise, plan, and implement water and sanitation solutions in developing areas. The scholarships also are designed to promote long-term productive relationships between Rotarians and skilled water and sanitation professionals in their communities.
Scholars will receive a Master of Science degree in urban water and sanitation, water management, or water science and engineering. Graduates work with their Rotary club sponsors on a related project to benefit their local community. The application deadline is 15 June.

Contact Sherri Hahn at shahnsj@aol.com for more information on district grant scholarships, global grant scholarships, and other scholarships as well as club programs, applications and deadlines.