Rotary District 6580 is now accepting District Grant applications through May 1, 2022, for grants to be funded during the 2022-23 Rotary year (07/01/2022 - 06/30/2023).  Pertinent information and required documentation can be found below.  Please contact Bettye Dunham, District Grant Chair, with any additional questions.
The Share System explained: Through the SHARE system, contributions to The Rotary Foundation are transformed into grants that fund local and international humanitarian projects, scholarships, and activities. At the end of every Rotary year, contributions directed to the Annual Fund from all Rotary clubs in the district are divided between the World Fund and the District Designated Fund (DDF), after 5% is deducted for operating expenses. At the end of three years, our district can use the DDF to pay for Foundation, club, and district projects that your club and others in the district choose. Districts may use up to half of their DDF to fund district grants. The remaining DDF may be used for global grants or donated to PolioPlus, the Rotary Peace Centers, Global Scholars or another district project.


Click here to learn more about grants funded during 2021-2022!

Click here to learn more about grants funded during 2020-2021!

Click here to learn more about grants funded during 2019-2020!

Click here to learn more about grants funded during 2018-2019!

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Rotary unites more than a million people around the world. Rotary District 6580, based in Southern Indiana, consists of 32 Rotary clubs and more than 1,500 Rotarians. Rotary clubs in our district range in size from 12 to 200 members. Our clubs’ programs involve prominent leaders in every field, and our membership represents business and civic leaders of our communities and our state. Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
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District Events
District Conference: 04 - 22 - 23
Kelsey Lechner selected as 2022-23 Global Grant Scholar
** The Columbus, IN native will use the $40,000 award to pursue a master’s degree in Education, International Development and Social Justice from St. Mary’s University in London.
2021-22 Global Grant Scholar Cameron Davidson
Rotary Leadership Institute
The leadership skills obtained at an RLI event will not only help Rotarians in their Rotary career, but will apply to their leadership efforts professionally, as well. Learn more about our next event under the 'District Links' tab above.