The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity, funding projects all over the world

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The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity. It is supported by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation and generous donations from the general public who share its vision of a better world. .

The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. It has become one of the foremost non-governmental foundations with the educational support programme being the largest private scholarship endowment in the world.

It is said that every minute of every day Rotary will touch the lives of millions somewhere in the world.

Here is an example of its work:

Rotary made polio eradication its top priority 25 years ago. Since then, Polio cases have fallen from 350,000 a year to 1,000. and125 endemic countries have been reduced to just four; Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan.  Rotary across the world  has raised