Small Grants Program



Communities in malaria-endemic regions can embrace anti-malaria projects. For MPI and its Rotary Member partners, these small grant projects are instrumental in helping in the global campaign to end malaria.


In 2013, Malaria Partners International began its Small Grants Program. It was aimed at empowering Rotary Clubs in malaria-impacted regions to take direct action in controlling the spread of malaria in their community. Successful applications must address needs carefully defined community needs, utilize best malaria control practices, and provide measurable and attainable goals.


Malaria Partners International works separately within the Rotary International community raising its own funding independently through donor appeals to individuals, foundations, and corporations.



You can apply for a Small Grant through our online application here:




Learn More About our Small Grants

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MPI Small Grant Fund

Although it is both preventable and treatable, malaria kills over 600,000 people each year, most of them young children. Rotary is committed to bringing that number to zero.

We invite your Rotary club to join with clubs around the world in a global effort to create a malaria-free worldby contributing as little as $1,000 to MPI’s Malaria Grants Fund.

The Process: Small Grants from Start to Finish

Interactive Small Grants Breakdown for 2022

Hover over the map to see more about the grants distributed in each country.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Small Grants used for?

Small Grant Awards are used to fund malaria control practice projects. Funded projects must aim to produce quantifiable results that can be measured from baseline data.

What is the largest grant we can receive?

The maximum grant request per project is $10,000 USD.

What are the minimum qualifications to apply for a grant ?
  • Applications must be from or affiliated with a Rotary Club that is in good standing with Rotary International. (i.e. no unclosed grants).
  • The Host Club must contribute a meaningful financial investment or “good faith” funds. (minimum $50 USD).
How detailed does the budget need to be?
  • Clearly show how many people or how many items (unit measures) and cost per unit. 
  • Grant funds should only be used as described in the project budget.  Any deviation must go through a review and approval of the Small Grants Committee/MPI.
How long will my application take to process?
  • Once your application has been submitted, it will be reviewed by members of the Small Grants Committee.  The reviewers may need additional information and will follow up with a representative of the Applicant Club. This process typically takes 4-8 weeks.   
  • If accepted, the application will pass from the Small Grants Committee to the full Board within 4-8 weeks.   
  • The Board will review at its subsequent meeting for approval/rejection. 
If I am approved, what happens next?
  • You will be contacted by the Small Grants Coordinator with instructions on the next steps of the funding process. 
  • MPI will prepare an MOU for your club.  You will need to sign the MOU and have the relevant partners also sign. 
  • Your Rotary Club is required to open a specific bank account for funds. Your contribution must be  transferred into the account before the grant is transferred. 
  • These steps usually take 2-8 weeks.
How long does the whole process take?

From online application submission to receipt of funds, the process typically takes a minimum of 2 months.

What happens if our application is rejected?

If your application is rejected, MPI will inform the Applicant Club’s representative by email

When do I submit my Final report?
  • The Final Report is due within 60 days of the end of the project.  
  • Interim reporting can be sent directly to the Small Grant Coordinator or Small Grant Committee Reviewers. 
  • Click here for the Final Report.
What if there are remaining funds at the end of the project?

Contact the Small Grant Coordinator or Small Grant Committee Reviewers for instruction.

What happens if our project goes over the approved budget?

Contact the Small Grant Coordinator or Small Grant Committee Reviewers for instruction.

More questions?

Read More from Our Blog on Successful Small Grant Projects

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Our team presents on a wide range of topics to Rotary clubs and District and Zone Conferences. We address the basics of malaria, the details of our grants work, and the fight against malaria in the shadow of COVID-19.

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