Grants for Service Projects
The San Francisco Rotary Foundation is the principal source of funds for grants that are offered each year to underwrite the costs of the service projects performed by members and friends of the Rotary Club of San Francisco. Most grants are $5,000 to $20,000. See information about recent grants.
Grant applications can only be submitted by members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco who are in good standing. The person who submits a grant application serves as the Project Leader during the term of the grant. The Project Leader is required to submit a final report within 30 days of the completion of the project.
To be eligible for grants, service projects should be aligned with one or more of the seven areas of focus defined by Rotary International:
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Maternal & child health
  • Clean water and sanitation
  • Economic & community development
  • Basic education & literacy
  • The environment
Grant applications are accepted between February and April of each year. Each grant application must be submitted to the appropriate member of the Board of the Rotary Club of San Francisco:
  • Vice President of Community Service
  • Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Vice President of International Service
  • Vice President of Vocational Service
  • Vice President of Youth Leadership
Questions about service projects and the granting process should be directed to the appropriate Vice President, the Club President or President-elect, or the President of the San Francisco Rotary Foundation.
Decisions about grant applications are made by July. You may be asked for additional information during the grant review process.