District Grant Program

District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in your community and communities abroad.
Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants.

You can use district grants to fund a variety of district and club projects and activities, including:

  • Humanitarian projects, including service travel and disaster recovery efforts
  • Scholarships for any level, length of time, location, or area of study
  • Youth programs, including Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Rotaract, and Interact
  • Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about their field or to learn more about it themselves

There is plenty of freedom to customize your service projects.

For more information from Rotary International, visit: https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/grants

Please send all forms when available to:   James L. Culberson

See below for more Information.


2019-2020 Grant Forms will be made available soon.

If your Club is interested in applying for District Grants for the 20189-2020 Rotary year, please check back to review the Terms and Conditions, submit a 2019-2020 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by your Club’s current President and President-Elect. Once the new forms are available, those should be sent to District Grants Committee Chair,  James Culberson.

The District Grants Committee will meet during the autumn months to review the Grant applications.  Clubs selected to receive Grants will be notified as early as possible, and the Grant funding will be awarded as soon as possible.

A Grant Final Report will be due to District Grants Chair James Culberson within 30 days of the completion of the Grant activity.

Remember that each Club receiving a District Grant agrees that it or its members (or any combination thereof) must agree to donate at least 50% of the value of the District Grant to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund – SHARE by June 1, 2020.

The following are the pertinent documents needed for this process:

2019-2020 Grant Terms and Conditions (coming soon)
2019-2020 Club MOU (coming soon)
2019-2020 Grant Application (coming soon)

All Final Grant Reports for 2018-2019 grants must be in by June 30, 2019.

District 7530 2018-2019 Grant Final Report


District 7530 Grants Training Seminars will be held  March 2 and March 30, 2019. Clubs need to attend just one to qualify for district grant funds.

The Saturday, March 2 GTS will be held in Parkersburg at the Blennerhasset Hotel. Nancy Barbee, highly renowned Rotarian from Zone 33, will lead the training in Parkersburg.

The second GTS will be held Saturday, March 30 at Crosley’s Banquet Center in Morgantown. The District 7530 committee will handle the Morgantown training.

Both seminars will start at 10 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided at both. There is no cost to attend. Groups from the same club are encouraged.

Please email Dave Raese the name(s) of club members attending to provide a head count for the lunches.

This training is mandatory for any Club hoping to receive a District Grant during the 2019-2020 Rotary year.
At least one Club member must attend this training for a Club to become qualified to receive a District Grant.