Our Rotary Foundation

In 2014, Rotary District 6890 adopted new guidelines to allow Rotary clubs to self-direct their District Designated Funds (DDF), based on contributions three years prior. Our new system rewards clubs for supporting The Rotary Foundation (TRF), encourages grant collaboration and participation, provides fair access to available DDF, and complies with TRF rules of governance.

Click on the links below to learn more about our DDF allocation process and to access related forms. To learn more about The Rotary Foundation and its programs, click here.

Club Memorandum of Understanding
In addition to having attended the most recent annual Foundation Grants Workshop (part of District Assembly), clubs are required to submit this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), acknowledging an understanding of TRF Grant funding guidelines and pledging governance of funds.

Completed MOU must be signed by the club president for the “spending” year (i.e., current president, if submitted during the project year; president- elect, if submitted prior to the project year). Only one signature is required. Submit to District Grants Chair.

District Grant Application
Use this simple, one-page form to request up to 50% of your club’s available DDF money to be used toward an eligible DISTRICT Grant project. Participating clubs must have had a representative attend the most recent annual Foundation Grants Workshop (part of District Assembly) and submitted the MOU form (above).

Complete the DISTRICT Grant Application Form and submit to District Grants Chair as indicated at bottom of form.

DDF Transfer Form
Use this simple, one-page form to transfer DDF to another club’s project. Up to 50% of your club’s available DDF may be transferred to a qualifying DISTRICT Grant project. All available DDF may be transferred to a qualifying GLOBAL Grant project. Clubs may also opt to transfer any portion of their DDF to PolioPlus. Please note that transfers to PolioPlus are not credited as individual club giving, since the money was already recognized as part of the club’s original gift to TRF Annual Fund three years prior.

Complete the DDF Transfer Request and submit to District Grants Chair as indicated at bottom of form.

TRF – Basic Outline
Single page, simplified graphic illustration of basic funding model for The Rotary Foundation. This is a helpful tool to introduce new Rotarians to the concept of our Rotary Foundation or as a lead in to the District 6890 DDF Allocation process.

TRF-DDF Allocation Funds Flow
Single page, flow-chart example of funds flow from original contribution to TRF Annual Fund to allocation of District Designated Funds (DDF) and club decisions. Includes bullet point elements for DISTRICT Grants v. GLOBAL Grants.

TRF-DDF Allocation Presentation (PPT)
Multi-page PowerPoint presentation used during annual Grants Workshop. Includes TRF Basic Outline (above) and District 6890 DDF allocation process as well as examples for consideration. Resources and deadlines are toward the end of the presentation.

TRF-DDF Allocation Presentation (PDF)
Same as above, in PDF format.