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Humanitarian Grants Program of The Rotary Foundation. Learning Objectives. Humanitarian grant standards Appropriate use of funds Grant types Business cycle Reporting Role of district leadership Stewardship. Humanitarian Grant Standards. Rotarian participation Rotary networks

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Humanitarian grants program of the rotary foundation

Humanitarian Grants Programof The Rotary Foundation


Learning objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Humanitarian grant standards

  • Appropriate use of funds

  • Grant types

  • Business cycle

  • Reporting

  • Role of district leadership

  • Stewardship


Humanitarian grant standards

Humanitarian Grant Standards

  • Rotarian participation

  • Rotary networks

  • Humanitarian needs

  • Stewardship


Appropriate use of funds

Appropriate Use of Funds

  • Humanitarian projects

  • Rotarian participation in projects

  • Development of Rotary networks

  • Spend consistently with TRF guidelines and approved application

  • Oversight of grant funds


Inappropriate use of funds

Inappropriate Use of Funds

  • Construction/renovation

  • Purchase of land or buildings

  • Land mine removal

  • Purchase and distribution of birth control

  • Salaries of individuals working for another organization

  • Cooperating organization expenses

  • Post-secondary education


Inappropriate use of funds1

Inappropriate Use of Funds

  • International travel (except Volunteer Service and 3-H Grants)

  • Establishment of a foundation or trust

  • Personal benefit

  • Reimbursement of an existing project

  • Cash donations

  • Inauguration or fundraising parties


Grant types

Grant Types

  • Matching Grants (MG)

  • Health, Hunger, and Humanity (3-H) Grants

  • District Simplified Grants (DSG)

  • Volunteer Service Grants (VSG)


Matching grants mg

Matching Grants (MG)

  • Matched funds for humanitarian endeavors

    • 1:1 (100%) match for DDF

    • .5:1 (50%) match for cash

  • Local and international sponsors

  • Matching Grants (US$5,000 - $25,000)

  • Competitive Matching Grants (US$25,001 - $150,000)


3 h grants

3-H Grants

  • Long-term, self-help benefits

  • Rotarian and beneficiary participation

  • Previous Matching Grant partnership

  • 2-4 years

  • 10% minimum contribution

  • 3-H Grants (US$100,000 - $300,000)


District simplified grants dsg

District Simplified Grants (DSG)

  • Utilize a portion of the district’s DDF

    • 20% of new DDF

    • 1 grant per district per Rotary year

    • Administered by District leadership

  • Humanitarian Endeavors

    • Local community

    • International service

  • Direct Rotarian involvement


Dsg policies and guidelines

DSG - Policies and Guidelines

  • Adherence to standard grant policies

  • Used only for eligible items/activities

  • Respect wishes of receiving community


Dsg rotarian involvement

DSG - Rotarian Involvement

  • Community needs assessment

  • Project committee

  • Project implementation

  • Meet with community leaders, suppliers, and beneficiaries

  • Project promotion


Dsg district responsibilities

DSG - District Responsibilities

  • Submit DSG request to TRF

  • Receive and distribute grant funds

  • Ensure expenditures are consistent with TRF policies

  • Submit cumulative reports to TRF


Dsg individual project report

DSG - Individual Project Report

  • Detailed description of project

  • Narrative statement about beneficiaries

  • Description of Rotarian involvement

  • Itemized list of expenditures

  • Submit individual project reports to the district and not to TRF


Volunteer service grants vsg

Volunteer Service Grants (VSG)

  • International travel (individual or group)

    • Direct service

    • Planning projects

  • Host and international partners

  • Minimum stay: 5 days

  • Maximum stay: 60 days


Volunteer service grants vsg1

Volunteer Service Grants (VSG)

  • Qualified Rotarians and spouses

  • Demonstrated eligibility

  • Flat grant award

  • Application received three months prior to anticipated departure


Business cycle

Business Cycle


Business cycle 3 h

Business Cycle (3-H)


Reporting

Reporting

  • Progress reports are due at least every twelve months for the life of the project

  • Final report is due within two months of the project’s completion


Overdue grant reporting

Overdue Grant Reporting

  • Goal of 100% compliance

    • Regular reminders

    • Posting of overdue clubs on RI web site

    • Termination of overdue clubs

    • Suspension of low-reporting districts


District leadership

District Leadership

District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair (DRFC):

  • Authorizes DDF

  • Maintains DDF records

  • Submits District Simplified Grant requests


District leadership1

District Leadership

District Grants Subcommittee Chair (DGSC):

  • Certifies applications for completeness

  • Authorizes district-sponsored grant applications


District leadership2

District Leadership

District Governor (DG):

  • Authorizes DDF beginning 1 July 2008


Stewardship

Stewardship

  • Implement projects as approved

  • Treat TRF funds as a sacred trust

  • Competent and thorough supervision of the project

  • Timely and complete reporting

  • Reporting irregularity to TRF


Stewardship1

Stewardship

  • Open separate bank account

  • Maintain accounting records

  • Keep receipts for at least five years

  • ALL expenditures must be within TRF guidelines


Keys to success

Keys to Success

  • Project meets real needs of receiving community

  • Rotarian, club, district, and community support (host and international)

  • Proper oversight of grant funds

  • Effective partnerships and communication

  • Project plan with goals and anticipated outcomes


Resources

Resources

  • Terms and Conditions

  • Rotary website: www.rotary.org

  • Email: [email protected]

  • District Leadership

  • Humanitarian Programs Staff


Questions

Questions?


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