TRF Matching Grants
What is a Matching Grant?
Matching Grants support international humanitarian service projects. Rotary clubs or districts from two countries work collaboratively to implement a project.
Who can apply?
Rotary clubs and districts from two countries may apply. The clubs or districts must be in good standing with Rotary International. This includes payment of dues and being current on reporting for previous grants.
What are the requirements of a Matching Grant?
Matching Grants must involve a Rotary club or district in the project country (host) and a Rotary club or district in another country (international) implementing a humanitarian project. Partners are expected to:
- Maintain communication for the life of the project
- Establish a committee of at least three Rotarians to oversee the project
- Treat grant funds as a sacred trust
- Maintain clear and accurate accounting
All projects must have active Rotarian participation and oversight. Active participation can include:
- Managing project funds
- Visiting the project site on an as-needed basis
- The international and host partners sharing information via correspondence
- The partners sharing expertise
- Purchasing, shipping, or distributing items purchased
- Publicizing the project to local media and the district
What projects are eligible for a Matching Grant?
Matching Grants fund humanitarian projects that benefit a community in need. Many projects fall within this broad scope; however, certain items/activities are not funded through the program. The chart below gives a general eligibility outline. If you are unsure of the eligibility of your project, please contact the Humanitarian Grant Coordinator for the project location.
Learn more about The Rotary Foundation (TRF) Humanitarian Grants.