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The website for the online District Grants Management System: 
Roster of all District Grants, please click here.

For login, click here. (Provided to those of your club responsible for reporting.)  

Recording of training webinar for District Grants Management System:

Webinar Recording


2018 – 2019 District 6450 Peace in Action

Special District Grant Application Instructions

Special District Grants up to $1,000 are available to Clubs for Peace in Action projects!

Requests due by October 31, 2018



1.  Apply for a Special Peace in Action District Grant by October 31, 2018: Clubs may submit one Special District Grant  
    application for up to $1,000 by completing the 
Peace in Action District Grant Application and emailing it to

·         Multiple Clubs may work together on a single project and file one application. The lead Club will receive the
          grant funds.

·         The project expenditures must occur between July 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.


2.  Implement Peace in Action project with local Peace Partner: Keep thorough records of expenses and financial
     transactions. Acceptable Proof of Expense Payments includes: cancelled checks, bank statements, bonafide itemized
Share news about your project to promote the cause. Let people know how Rotarians participated.


3.  Clubs are encouraged to file their Final Reports as soon as possible after their projects are finished by completing the 
Peace in Action District Grant Final Report and emailing it, along with valid Proof of Expense Payments, to


Please contact District Grants Subcommittee Chair Rachel Ossyra at with any questions.

Some partners to consider:

  • Archdiocese of Chicago/Catholic Charities
  • Fierce Women of Faith
  • Salvation Army
  • St. Sabina’s Violence Intervention—Strong Futures Program
  • UCAN
  • The Dreamcatcher Foundation
  • Xavier McElrath-Bey—Incarcerated Children’s Advocacy Network
  • Jesse White Foundation
  • Spoken Word—Lyric
  • Safe Haven Foundation
  • Boy Scouts
  • Wayside Cross Ministries
  • Bridges Out Of Poverty
  • The Peace School

Global Grant Guidelines for Each Area of Focus

Basic Education and Literacy Grant Guidelines

Disease Prevention and Treatment Grant Guidelines

Economic and Community Development Grant Guidelines

Maternal Child Health Grant Guidelines

Peace and Conflict Resolution Grant Guidelines

Water and Sanitation Grant Guidelines



Name: Club:
Rachel Ossyra, Chair
Chris Gerrib, Global Grants Coordinator
Sue Linn, District Grants Coordinator
Orland Park
Pam Bellm
Jeanne Keshishian Chicago
Bill Ballou Chicago Lakeview
Pat Ranttila Chicago-O'Hare
Rob Kopecky Elmhurst
Jane Hopkins
Florence Forshey LaGrange
Chuck Newman Naperville
Bruce George Naperville Sunrise
Iris SaavedraZaldivar
Oak Park-River Forest
Chuck Corrigan, DRFC
Naperville Downtown
Pedro Cevallos-Candau, DG
debi Ross, DGE
Orland Park
Chuck Corrigan, DGN
Naperville Downtown
Lesley Gottlinger, Stewardship
Oak Park-River Forest
Bill Lyman, Stewardship
Robert Hann, District Auditor
Chicago O'Hare
David Phelps, District Administrator
Pat Merryweather, District International Service Chair Naperville
2018-2019 Meetings:
September 22, October 13, November 17, December 15,
January 26, February 23, March 16, April 27, May 18, June 15
All meetings start at 9:15 a.m.
September 22, October 13, November 17 meetings will be at River Forest Public Library, 735 Lathrop Ave., River Forest

The deadline to submit District Grant requests for 2018-19 has passed.

A Club's District Grant request will not be paid:

  • if the Final Report for the current Rotary year's District Grant has not been completed
  • if the Club is delinquent in its dues for Rotary International or for District 6450
  • if the Club has not submitted its Annual Fund and Polio Goals
Global and District Grants For help or information, email:

For helpful hints on Global Grants, check out these tips from Rotarians who have done Global Grants: Tips for a successful Global Grant

Grants Documents:

Community Assessment Tools

Global Grants Community Assessment Results Form

Global Grants Approved & Open in District 6450:
Grant #: District 6450 Sponsor Club: Project Location: Area of Focus: Title:
GG1411300 Chicago Guatemala (multiple) Sumpango Area Water, Nutrition & Community Dev.
GG1417066 Chicago, Chicago Lakeview Honduras Water & Sanitation El Varillal and Las Mercedes WASH Project
GG1526144 District 6450, District 3220 Sri Lanka Disease Prevention & Treatment Human Heart Valve Tissue Bank
GG1526256 Chicago
(Illinois Medical District)
Haiti Disease Prevention & Treatment Project Haiti: Medical Infrastructure
GG1527440 Naperville Nigeria Water & Sanitation Water Wells & Towers for Nsukka, Nigeria
GG1530604 Joliet Malawi Water & Sanitation Malawi, Africa Education & Water Initiative
GG1532124 Chicago Little Village Chicago
Peace & Conflict Resolution Peace In Chicago Schools
GG1635427 Chicago Burkina Faso Disease Prevention & Treatment  Medical Supplies & Equipment in Burkina Faso (Project CURE)
GG1637990 Naperville Sunrise Guatemala Water & Sanitation Guatemala - Clean Water Delivery - Tanks
GG1639049 Homewood Sierra Leone Disease Prevention & Treatment  Water Well & Disease Prevention in Sierra Leone
GG1640728 Chicago India Water & Sanitation Sanitation Project in Indri, Haryana, India
GG1641180 Chicago Northwest Mexico Disease Prevention & Treatment  Medical Supplies & Equipment in Guadalajara, Mexico (Project CURE)
GG1642745 Chicago Northwest Guatemala Basic Education & Literacy Literacy Project
GG1744479 Brookfield Riverside Mexico Disease Prevention & Treatment Humanitarian Project Focusing on Health for Las Mesas, Mexico
GG1744758 Kankakee Mexico Disease Prevention & Treatment Banos Dignos
GG1749646 Chicago India Maternal & Child Health Pediatric Heart Surgeries
GG1750431 Chicago Bolivia Disease Prevention & Treatment Laparoscopic Surgeries for Bolivia
GG1750840 Chicagoland Lithuanians Lithuania Maternal & Child Health Mothers Milk Bank
GG1752207 Naperville India Disease Prevention & Treatment Prevention, Detection & Treatment for Cancer Patients in Visakhapatnam
GG1753141 Naperville India Disease Prevention & Treatment Providing Blood Screening Equipment & Blood Donor Mobile Van to Rotary Challa Blood Bank

Global Grants under Development in District 6450:
Grant #: District 6450 Sponsor Club: Project Location: Area of Focus: Title:
GG1745688 Chicago India Disease Prevention & Treatment Supply Medical Instruments to Vivekananda Charitable Multi-Therapy Dispensary
GG1751142 Chicago Cosmopolitan Ethiopia Economic & Community Development Beita Semati, Ethiopia Economic & Community Development
GG1752614 Chicago Senegal Disease Prevention & Treatment Building Cervical Cancer Prevention Services
GG1752923 Elmhurst Guatemala Basic Education & Literacy Literacy Project-Sacatepequez, Chimaltenango, Quetzaltanago
GG1755162 Downers Grove Kenya Water & Sanitation Clean Water Initiative
GG1758878 Hinsdale Brazil Disease Prevention & Treatment Stretchers for Child Institute Hospital in Sao Paulo
GG1759293  Chicago Ecuador  Water & Sanitation Nuevo Briceno Water & Sanitation System
GG1864980 Chicago Southeast Nigeria Basic Education & Literacy Seat of Wisdom Library - Computer Literacy Training
GG1866040 Naperville Bangladesh Maternal & Child Health Rotary Benevolent Healthcare Center
GG1866417  Chicago  Ecuador Water & Sanitation Sustainable Management of the Naranjos River Microbasin in the Buenaventura Reserve
GG1866421 Chicago Nigeria Disease Prevention & Treatment Completion & Equipping of an Abandoned ICU at the Federal Medical Center in Asaba
GG1866528 Chicago South Africa Economic & Community Development Project Skills
GG1867636 Chicago Chicago, USA Disease Prevention & Treatment Diabetes Prevention: Project PowerUp
GG1867696 Naperville  Slovakia Disease Prevention & Treatment Nitra Healthier Life
GG1867905 Naperville India Disease Prevention & Treatment Survapeta Cancer Care Center