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Grants season is upon us, and we are excited to welcome Altrusa Clubs and Districts to apply for service project grants, newly chartered grants (for clubs within 12-months of their charter date), and individual grants. Organizations that provide international healthcare are also welcome to apply for Club 21 grants during this cycle of grantmaking.


  • The grant recipient must file two (2) status reports:

1) Progress Report (6-months after funds are received): a brief narrative detailing project progress, outcomes achieved, and any challenges/changes to project timeline, goals, or budget (1-page max)

2) Follow-up Report (within 12 months after funds are received): complete the Grant Follow-up Form. A Grant Follow-up form is included with the award letter when the grant money is forwarded to the grantee. Grant Follow-Up forms are also available on the website or from the Altrusa International Foundation Office in Des Plaines.

Please also submit pictures, testimonials and impact statements from project activities and events for both reports. Participants must sign the photo release found on our website.

  • As a grant-making organization, the Altrusa International Foundation achieves its mission in part through partnerships and corporate sponsorships. Reporting the outcomes of Foundation-funded projects and communicating the role of the Foundation’s support increases public understanding of how we work with award recipients and other stakeholders to achieve our mission.

To this end, we require grant recipients to acknowledge the Altrusa International Foundation when describing projects funded in whole or in part with Foundation funds on social media, websites, interviews, and press releases with the following statement:

This [project/program/etc.] [is/was] awarded grant funding by the Altrusa International Foundation, Inc. For more information, please visit altrusa.org/foundation.


  • Altrusa clubs and districts are eligible to receive only one (1) grant per fiscal year (June 1-May 31) for a maximum award of  up to $4,000.  If a club or district is awarded a grant in Cycle One (September 15 deadline), the club or district may not apply for a grant in Cycle Two (March 15 deadline). However, if a club or district applies for grant in Cycle One but does not receive funding,  the club or district may apply for funding in Cycle Two.
  • A club or district may not apply for an Individual grant and a service project grant in the same year; the club or district must choose one (1)
  • Newly chartered clubs are eligible to apply for a new charter grant of up to $2,000 within 12 months of their charter date.  A club may also apply for a service project grant up to $2,000 (for a total of $4,000) during the same fiscal year (June 1-May 31) as the awarded new charter grant.
  • A grant applicant may be awarded less than the requested amount. Please consider this when planning service projects and consider alternate funding sources.

The Altrusa Foundation reserves the right to make final decisions on grant funding amounts which are based on the availability of funding and the quality and number of grant submissions.

The Foundation strongly advises clubs and districts to take these new changes into consideration when planning the timeline and available alternate funding sources of service projects for the year.