Your Rotary Club should reach its $100 Every Rotarian Every Year goal and your Treasurer should make sure that it is all paid by June 30, 2018. Your Club should have $100 paid to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund by June 30 so your Club is qualified for District 6290 matching grants for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The Rotary Foundation closes its books on June 30, 2018.
 
Keep reading for details of how to pursue a Foundation matching grant (District and/or Global) for the 2018/2019 year. The application window is July 1, 2018, to October 15, 2018.

If your Club has met the $100 EREY, you also need to be sure your Club Treasurer has paid its District and International dues and that you have also filed your signed MOU with Bob Marcus, Stewardship Chair, to qualify to request District 6290 matching funds this year. And anyone signing a grant application (except your Club President) should have completed the live or online Grant Management Seminar (GMS) before the grant is submitted. See related article that provides details of completing the GMS.

Each Club with 20 or more members should have two or more people completing the GMS, and if your Club has fewer than 20 members, at least one Rotarian completing the GMS.

Grant applications may be filed with Kennard Weaver, District Grants Chair, from July 1, 2018, to October 15, 2018. When they are received, applications will be reviewed by two members of the Grants Committee. You will be contacted by one of them with questions or comments, and you should reply by October 31, 2018. The full Grants Committee will meet in person on November 13, and you will receive a scheduled telephone call during that meeting to present and answer questions about your application. At the end of the day, the Committee will vote on approval for the applications and you will be promptly notified.