The Rotary District 6640 Foundation Committee is proud to announce an opportunity for your club to participate in a special grant program targeting immediate community needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. District 6440 will immediately make up to $40,000 in District Designated Funds (DDF) available as matching grants for club responses to the current public health crisis.
The District is offering Clubs the ability to access these funds to meet the immediate COVID-19 related needs in your community. Our goal is to make the application process as simple as possible; the grant use purposes to be as broad as possible, and the issuance of checks to be as soon as possible! Read on for details.
Here’s what you need to know to access these funds:
  • Application form is available here: COVID Grant application.
  • This grant is available to all clubs in District 6440. The only requirement is that your Club has filed an MOU for the current 2019-20 Rotary year, or submits an MOU for this grant. This is to maintain the proper stewardship of the funds. MOU
  • Funds must be used for a specific purpose associated with meeting the immediate needs of your community related to the COVID-19 impact. Suggestions: to address local food insecurity; support for temporary shelter needs; directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Club must match the District funds on a 1:1 basis. The match must come from club funds or club foundation funds.
  • Grant minimum: $250. Grant maximum $1,000. Funds will be disbursed on a first come-first serve basis until these funds are exhausted.
  • Grant applications will be processed as they are received.
  • The application deadline is April 15, 2020.
  • Funds must be used by May 15, 2020.
  • The Club must file a final report by June 15, 2020, including receipts:   COVID Final Report.
With your quick response, YOU can make an immediate difference in your community. YOU
Please direct questions to Mary Bak, District Grants Chair,
Thank you for your service through Rotary.