Posted by Lars Henriksson, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 7070 Rotary Foundation Grants Committee

UPDATE: 2021-22 Rotary Year

Clubs that plan to participate in the Rotary Foundation programs in the 2021-22 Rotary year must meet the requirements set up by the Rotary Foundation.  All Clubs that want to apply for a Global Grant or District Grant next year, must be qualified for the 2021-22 Rotary year.  The qualification is only valid for one year.  Therefore, Clubs that are qualified for this year, must qualify again for next year.  It is also important to note that Clubs must be qualified throughout the life of a project.  This is of particular importance to Clubs involved in Global Grant projects, as those projects typically take more than one Rotary year to complete.

Two years ago, District 7070 started using an on-line qualification process.  Three modules related to the Rotary Foundation, Global Grants and District Grants are posted on the District’s website.  There is a quiz connected with each module.  At least, two members from a Club must successfully complete the three quizzes for the Club to become qualified.  It doesn’t have to be the same members taking the qualification each year.  On the contrary, ask other members of the Club to complete the training.  It is a great way of making more members aware of the Rotary Foundation and everything around it.......

The training material, modules and quizzes, for the 2021-22 Rotary year, will be posted on the District’s website at the end of February.

Applications for District Grant projects in the 2021-22 Rotary year should be made to the District on the special application form posted on the District’s website.  Again, the form for next year will be posted at the end of February.  Deadline for applications is May 31, 2021.

Applications for Global Grant projects are made on-line at and can be made throughout the year.  Please, note that a seventh area of focus, The Environment, will be added from July 1, 2021.

For more information and questions, please contact PDG Lars Henriksson, email, cell. 416 402 6093.

Please, note that question 6 in the quiz for Module 2 has been scrapped.  As of July 1, 2020, the Rotary Foundation only matches DDF (100%), not Club cash.  As this alternative is not among the suggested answers, it was decided to cancel that question.  Consequently, 6 correct answers to 8 questions are required to pass the Module 2 Quiz.

Regardless of plans to apply for grants, Rotarians are encouraged to go through the three modules, as it is a great way to learn more about the Rotary Foundation.  

Here are more details for you and your club: 

The Rotary Foundation requires Clubs, that want to apply for District or Global Grants to projects, must be qualified.  A Rotary Club is qualified once it has done the following

- have at least two of its members successfully complete the training provided by the District, and

- have its President and President Elect submit to the District a signed copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

The qualification is valid for one year.  It makes the whole Club qualified and responsible, not just the two members that complete the qualification process. Once again, District 7070 is using on-line training for the qualification process.  Three modules (The Rotary Foundation, Global Grants and District Grants) can be found under the Rotary Foundation tab on the District's website.  Quizzes, each consisting of nine questions, are connected with the modules.  Seven of the nine questions must be correctly answered to pass each quiz.  Once a Rotarian has successfully completed all three Quizzes, s/he is qualified and will count towards the Club's Qualification.

For the third year, District 7070 replaced the traditional Qualification Seminar that we used to conduct in February, with an on-line training program.  It consists of three modules, that Rotarians can take at their leisure.  For each module, there is a Quiz with nine questions.  To pass the test, a Rotarian must answer the three Quizzes, answering at least seven of the nine questions on each Quiz correctly.

The three modules are

  • Module 1 – The Rotary Foundation

  • Module 2 – Global Grants, and

  • Module 3 – District Grants

The modules can be found on the District’s website,

More than two members from a Club are welcome to take the training, including the Quizzes.  It is a great way to learn more about the Rotary Foundation and what it offers Rotarians to do good in the world.

A record of Qualified Clubs will be kept on the District's website.

Applications for Global Grant to projects are made on-line at

Applications for District Grants to projects are made to the District on a special form, also available on the District's website.  Dead-line for applications for District Grants will be announced shortly.

Applications for Global Grants can be made throughout the Rotary year.  However, if you want DDF (District Designated Funds) to match Club cash contributions to a Global Grant project, please contact the District Grant Foundation Sub-Committee  before you start to discuss the amount of DDF that can be made available to your project.

Please, contact PDG Lars Henriksson, if you have any questions or comments about issues related to the Grants process, be it qualification training, Global or District Grant applications  or DDF matching request for Global Grant projects.