The Rotary Foundation - funding our biggest projects

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary International's own charity. It does an enormous amount of good in the world. Watch the video The Heart of Rotary for a flavour!

Member of Abingdon's Interact Club (=Junior Rotary) immunising an Indian child against polio on Rotary's 110th birthday. Photo taken from her camera.

What is The Rotary Foundation?

It is Rotary's own CHARITY, relying solely on Rotarians financial donations: from individuals or Clubs. No one else raises any money for it.

It has always had only one aim: TO DO GOOD IN THE WORLD.

It is one of the largest private charities in the world. Remarkably, it is the only major world charity which actually returns half of what is given, directly, via Rotary Clubs such as Abingdon Rotary Club, to those who need financial or humanitarian help!

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Clorinda Palomina, 8, drinks from an outdoor sink in the village of Santa Rosa de Huacaria, Peru, built with the help of a District Simplified Grant.

"Foundation Matters"

more An article published in the May/June 09 Bulletin, by the Incoming President, David Pope

Rotary Peace Conference in Oxford

more World experts, including Nobel Peace Prize winners, will be addressing Rotarians and their guests in the Said Business School, in the University of Oxford, on the hugely important themes of Peace and Conflict Resolution throughout the world.