The Rotary Foundation Fundraising & Recognition
Dates of 2024-2025 District & Global Grants Training
District Grants Program
Global Grants Program
Grants Qualification & Stewardship
Grant Management Training
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Welcome to the Rotary District 5890 Rotary Foundation Committee page!

As in prior years, this committee’s website will always be "a work in progress." We will add or modify items for the current year as necessary and appropriate.
On the left-hand side of this page are the links to each area of content and the documents you might want to read, understand, fill out a form, or contact a person regarding an area of interest. Should you want to contact any of the District Foundation Committee members, please contact the Sub-Committee Chair first, before the members of a committee. The Sub-Committee Chair usually has more complete information about that area of interest than committee members. You are always free to contact me directly as well.
I am truly looking forward to helping your club have a great year!  If you have an idea of how we can do things better, contact me. 

If you need a speaker for a club meeting, many of the Rotarians on the District Foundation Committee are willing and able to come present!
NOTE: If you gave any questions about the 2024-2025 District 5890 Qualification Package, contact Dona Burke, our Stewardship Chair, at or (832) 808-7875. If you gave any questions about the 2024-2025 District Grant Application contact the Grants Subcommittee Chair Beckie Stockstill Cobb at
Applying for a 2024-2025 District or Global Grant?  Your club's 2024-25 President and one other member, are required to attend one of our upcoming Grants Training Sessions:  Session 1: May 14th or Session 2: May 15th at 7 PM via Zoom - Click here for details.

PDG Eric Liu
District 5890 Rotary Foundation Chair 2024-2027

2024-2025 District Grant Qualifiers and Requirements
Grant Qualifiers
  1. If club has Foundation giving in the Rotary year 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024, club will receive $500.00.
  2. If club has 100% EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year) giving in any of the 3 Rotary years from 2021-2024, club will receive $500.00.
  3. Each year of the 2021-2024 years you have 100.00 per capita, club will receive $500.00 per year achieved.
  4. If your club has Annual Fund “Share” giving over $10,000.00 club will receive additional $1000.00 along with Foundation goal setting.
  5. You can have additional $500.00 if you use correct logo and share your project in any platform of Media.
2024-2025 Grant Requirements:
  • Appoint Club Foundation Chair
  • Commit to appropriately publicize grant(s)
  • No overdue reports or unpaid dues
  • Agree to implement the club MOU and other necessary documents (in the District 5890 Grant Qualification Package)
  • 2024-25 Club President and at least one member to participate in Grants Management Seminar
  • Enter club Rotary Foundation giving goals in Rotary Club Central
Dates for 2024-2025 District & Global Grants Training
To apply for a District Grant or a Global Grant, a club must qualify. 
This includes:
  1. Two people, including the president-elect in your club, must attend the District grants training.
  2. Clubs must submit the "District 5890 Grant Qualification Package" to Dona Burke, our Stewardship Chair by June 3, 2024.
  3. Clubs must submit a "District Grant Application" by June 3, 2024 to Grants Subcommittee Chair Beckie Stockstill Cobb at and Stewardship Chair Dona Burke at
  4. Clubs must submit a "Final Report" for your 2024-2025 grant by April 30, 2025.
Below are the 2024-2025 District Grant Application, and 2024-2025 District 5890 Grants Qualification Package:
2024 Dates for Grants Training
Registration is through the District 5890 Calendar or select the best date below and use link to register:
  1. Wednesday, May 14th - 7 PM via Zoom - If this date works for you, Click to register!
  2. Thursday, May 15th  - 7 PM via Zoom - If this date works for you, Click to register!
Once you are registered, you will be sent the link for the training.
Questions? Please contact PDG Eric Liu, 2024-2027 Rotary District 5890 Foundation Chair
(713) 594-3370
Making A Difference With Rotary Grants
 To help answer your questions about Rotary grants and inspire members to get involved, Rotary created a new infographic, "Making A Difference With Rotary Grants" with info about the grants offered by The Rotary Foundation.  This resource will help answer questions and inspire you to get involved on a grant.

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. Click here to view the 2022-2023 Annual Report of The Rotary Foundation.
(Statistics below are from 2022-2023 about District Grants, Global Grants and Disaster Response Grants)
The Rotary Foundation Donor Recognition
Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. We recognize donors to express our gratitude for your commitment, offering individual and club recognition as well as naming opportunities that enable you to honor a friend or family member with a named or endowed gift.
The Rotary Foundation Thanks You For Your Support in 2022-2023!

Planned giving - doing good in the world beyond your lifetime

Through a planned gift, donors can provide ongoing support to Rotary programs. Donors can choose structured gifts to be made after their lifetimes, and take advantage of financial and tax benefits, which vary by country. 
Not sure how to get started based upon age, giving amount or assets?  Need details for your financial advisor or how to change your will?
When you plan a gift to Rotary through your estate of financial plans, you will continue a 100-year tradition of uniting leaders from all continents, cultures, and industries for the common good.  It is easier than you might think, and you've come to the right place to learn more.  Use the link below to learn about how planned giving can help you achieve your charitable and financial goals.

Individual recognition

Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member

When you give $100 or more per year to the Annual Fund.


When you include the Endowment Fund as a beneficiary of $1,000 or more in your estate plans or when you donate $1,000 or more to the fund outright. Benefactors receive a certificate and insignia to wear with a Rotary or Paul Harris Fellow pin.

Paul Harris Fellow

When you give $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. To recognize someone else as a Paul Harris Fellow, you can give that amount in their name. Learn more about Paul Harris Fellow recognition.

Multiple Paul Harris Fellow

When you give additional gifts of $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.

Paul Harris Society member

When you elect to contribute $1,000 or more annually to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. Learn more about the Paul Harris Society.  Click here for the Paul Harris Society Brochure.

Bequest Society

When you make a commitment for future gifts of $10,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation, you’ll be invited to join the Bequest Society.

  • $10,000: Bequest Society pin and an exclusive art piece suitable for framing
  • $25,000: Rotary’s Promise crystal and named endowed fund, plus all of the above
  • $50,000: Separate named endowed funds directed to two areas of focus or districts, plus all of the above
  • $100,000: Customized Rotary’s Promise crystal, plus all of the above
  • $250,000: Posthumous induction into the Arch Klumph Society, plus all of the above
  • $500,000: Special seating and registration benefits at the Rotary International Convention, plus all of the above
  • Learn more - Click here

Major Donor

When your cumulative donations reach $10,000. Major Donors can choose to receive a crystal recognition piece and a Major Donor lapel pin or pendant. NOTE: Name recognition is not automatic and needs to be reported to RI staff. Recognition items commemorate giving at these levels:

  • Level 1: $10,000 to $24,999
  • Level 2: $25,000 to $49,999
  • Level 3: $50,000 to $99,999
  • Level 4: $100,000 to $249,999

Arch Klumph Society

When your cumulative donations reach $250,000. Recognition includes an induction ceremony and your picture and biography in the Arch Klumph Society interactive gallery at the Rotary International headquarters in Evanston, Illinois, USA. You also receive invitations to society events, along with membership pins and crystals that commemorate giving at the following levels.
Learn more about the Arch Klumph Society
  • Trustees Circle: $250,000 to $499,999
  • Chair’s Circle: $500,000 to $999,999
  • Foundation Circle: $1,000,000 to $2,499,999
  • Platinum Trustees Circle: $2,500,000 to $4,999,999
  • Platinum Chair’s Circle: $5,000,000 to $9,999,999
  • Platinum Foundation Circle: $10,000,000 and above

Legacy Society

When you promise a gift of $1 million or more to the Endowment, you’ll be listed in Rotary’s annual report and invited to exclusive Rotary International and Foundation events. Legacy Society members also receive special recognition items and all the benefits provided to Bequest Society members.  Learn more - Click for brochure.

Club recognition

100% Paul Harris Fellow Club

For clubs in which all dues-paying members are Paul Harris Fellows. This is a one-time recognition.

100% Paul Harris Society Club

For clubs in which every dues-paying member contributes a minimum of $1,000 to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or global grants within a Rotary year

100% Foundation Giving Club

For clubs that achieve an average of $100 in per capita giving and 100 percent participation, with every dues-paying member contributing at least $25 to any or all of the following during the Rotary year: Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, approved global grants, or Endowment Fund.

100% Rotary’s Promise Club

A designation provided to clubs in which every dues-paying member supports The Rotary Foundation’s Endowment with a minimum commitment of $1,000 or more in an estate plan or via an outright gift of $1,000 or more. A certificate honoring the achievement will be provided upon request.  Click here for more details.

Every Rotarian, Every Year Club

For clubs that achieve a minimum Annual Fund contribution of $100 per capita during the Rotary year, and every dues-paying member must personally contribute at least $25 to the Annual Fund during the year.  Click here for the Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) Brochure.

Top Three Per Capita in Annual Fund Giving

For the three clubs in each district that give the most, per capita, to the Annual Fund. Clubs that give at least $50 per capita are eligible.

Rotaract Giving Certificate

Rotaract clubs that collectively contribute $100 or more annually to The Rotary Foundation will be eligible for a Rotaract Giving Certificate.

Naming opportunities

Special opportunities are available to create an endowment or make a directed gift in your name or the name of a loved one. Endowed gifts are invested in perpetuity, with part of their earnings spent on a designated program. Directed gifts are spent in their entirety, usually in the following Rotary year.
"How The Rotary Foundation's Endowment Fund Supports Rotary Club Service"  Past District Governor & current District 5890 TRF Endowment Fund Chair George Yeiter illustrates opportunities as to how the Rotary Foundation Endowment Fund impacts local Rotary clubs' service.

Endowed global grant fund

  • $500,000 or more: You can specify up to three of the following: the district sponsor, the area of focus, the general geographic region of the project, or the type of grant activity, such as a project or scholarship.
  • $250,000 or more: You may choose up to two of the options listed above
  • $150,000 or more: You may choose one grant activity type, such as a humanitarian project, scholarship, or vocational training team.

Named endowment

If you donate $25,000 or more, you can direct the money to one of the following:

  • Area of Focus: funds global grants in one area of focus
  • World Fund: funds global grants in all areas of focus
  • SHARE: supports the World Fund and provides district designated funds to your district
  • Rotary Peace Centers: supports Rotary’s partnership with leading universities around the world to train professionals in conflict resolution, peace studies, international relations, and related disciplines- Learn more

Directed gift global grants

  • $150,000: A one-time gift that provides funding for global grants in up to two areas of focus of your choice or to a special initiative of the Foundation, such as WASH in Schools
  • $30,000: A one-time gift that provides your district with funds for one or more global grants in an area of focus of your choice
  • $15,000: A one-time gift that provides funding for a global grant in an area of focus of your choice without specifying the district that will sponsor the grant

Rotary Peace Centers endowment opportunities

  • $1.5 million: Endows a Rotary Peace fellow every year
  • $1 million: Endows a Rotary Peace fellow every two years
  • $1 million: Endows a visiting lecturer every year
  • $750,000: Endows a Rotary Peace fellow every three years
  • $500,000: Endows a Rotary Peace fellow every four years
  • $250,000: Endows one Rotary Peace certificate fellow every year
  • $100,000: Endows an annual seminar at a Rotary Peace Center
  • $25,000 and up: Provides general support
  • Learn more about Rotary's Seven Peace Centers

Rotary Peace Centers directed gifts

  • $75,000: Provides funding for a Rotary Peace Fellow to complete a two-year master’s degree program
  • $75,000: Provides funding for up to 10 internships or research projects for peace fellows
  • $60,000: Provides funding for five fellows enrolled in the three-month professional development certificate program
  • $10,000: Provides general support

Rotary Peace Symposium directed gifts

  • $400,000-$500,000: Underwrites the cost of the Peace Symposium
  • $50,000-$100,000: Provides full funding for a donor-specified element of the peace symposium (speakers, Rotary Peace Fellow travel, etc.)
  • $10,000-$25,000: Provides funding for a hosted reception connected to the Peace Symposium
  • $10,000 and up: Provides general support for the Peace Symposium

Entrepreneurial named gift for peace

  • $75,000-$1 million: Funds new opportunities within Rotary’s peace programs for global grants and the Rotary Peace Centers, such as workshops and retreats, and other initiatives.
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International has earned Charity Navigator's high ranking of 4-Stars for 15-consecutive years!  
Click here to read details on the Rotary International website. 
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