The Rotary Works Foundation Board meets the 3rd Thursday of every month.
The Grant Application Deadline is the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11:00 pm CST.
Grants are awarded only in anticipation of an event, not after the fact.

Grant Application Process

  • Applicants must submit a completed Rotary Works Foundation Grant Application (preference: email application and related documents to the Rotary Works Foundation:
  • Applicants must include a copy of the organization's 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(1) designation for consideration
  • Provide a detailed budget of the project and indicate the number of individuals impacted by the project or event
    • The budget should include the scope of the entire project and within that, indicate the exact items on the budget applicable to the Grant Application
    • The Rotary Works Foundation does not typically support payment/reimbursement for wages, benefits, stipends, etc.
  • Applicants must include their plan for approaching other organizations and individuals for additional financial support as well as any prior pledges or donations.
  • Look at timing of the event or project ‐ cannot have already happened
  • Applicants shall email a brief after-project summary/evaluation to the Rotary Works Foundation
  • Applicants may be asked to present their project as part of a Rotary Works Foundation and/or Rotary Club meeting or event.

Grant Application Guidelines

  • Awarded to 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(1) organizations
  • Multi‐year grants are discouraged except in support of major projects
  • Funds are awarded prior to projects or events happening
  • Preference given to grant requests involving a Rotarian and projects involving children, youth and families
  • Grants should be received 7 days prior to a Board meeting
  • All grantees are required to report on outcomes of the event or project after completion
  • Grant requests are evaluated for past performance and use of Rotary Works Foundation funds

Applying for Grants can be done either electronically or on paper. Simply fill out the form in completeness, and submit via mail or e-mail. Please call us to request a paper form

PDF Forms require Adobe Reader 8.0 or newer, you can download it at

PDF Application Form


Envision the Project and Budget


Fill out and Submit your Grant Application


Board meets and reviews applications


Grant applicants are notified of outcome and issued guidelines for acceptance


Carry out your event or project.


Share your story with an area rotary club, or report back to the RWF Board on the impact of the funds.