Matching Grant

Through Matching Grants, The Rotary Foundation matches contributions raised for international service projects by Rotary clubs and districts in two or more countries. These are often World Community Service (WCS) projects.

The Foundation provides a one-to-one match for District Designated Fund/SHARE contributions and a US$0.50 match for every new $1 cash contribution. Grant awards range from $5,000 to $150,000.

How to apply

Applications are accepted from 1 July to 31 March and approved from 1 August to 15 May. Requests over $25,000 will be considered by the Trustees at semiannual meetings; completed applications must be received by 1 August for the October meeting and by 1 January for the April meeting. Download the Matching Grants application. (PDF) (Word)
Find information on the application process in The Guide to Matching Grants (PDF).
Terms and conditions, eligibility, and FAQs

Reporting requirements
All Rotary Foundation grants require the highest attention to stewardship. Progress reports must be submitted at least every 12 months for the life of the project. A final report is due within two months of the full expenditure of funds.
Download the Matching Grant report form. (PDF) (Word)
Matching Grant Project

Matching Grant Project


Community needs assessment resources
Community Needs Assessment Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
Community Needs Assessment Form (PDF) (Word)