Foundation & International

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Rotary Foundation and International Programs


Rotary has always been internationally oriented and apart from having members and clubs all over the world, it has been a great advocate of international projects in suppport of the needy.  We ambrace these objectives and, apart form supporting high visibility projects like End Polio Now and Sand Dams, we like to  support smaller worthwhile international Projects.


Rotary Foundation LogoRotary has its own charity - The Rotary Foundation - which funds the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty throughout the world.  The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

Through Rotary Foundation grants and programs, Rotarians and other donors help change the world. Rotary clubs and districts are providing clean water, improving the environment, sponsoring scholarships, and helping reach Rotary's No. 1 goal, eradicating polio.

End Polio

Rotarians have mobilized by the hundreds of thousands to eradicate polio. Theyre working to ensure that children are immunized against this crippling disease, despite weak infrastructure, extreme poverty, and civil strife prevailing in many countries. In 2016 there were only three countries with Polio cases and a total of only 37 cases world-wide.

Every dollar given to End Polio is matched with $2 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help wipe out polio.

Grants Programs

Global Grants

Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s . By working together to respond to real community needs, clubs and districts strengthen their global partnerships.

What global grants support

Global grants can fund:

  • Humanitarian projects
  • Scholarships for graduate-level academic studies
  • Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about their field or to learn more about it themselves

District Grants

These fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in your community and communities abroad. Each district chooses which activities it will fund with these grants.

What district grants support

District grants can be used to fund a variety of district and club projects and activities, including:

  • Humanitarian projects, including service travel and disaster recovery efforts
  • Scholarships for any level, length of time, location, or area of study
  • Youth programs, including Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Rotaract, and Interact
  • Vocational training teams, which are groups of professionals who travel abroad either to teach local professionals about their field or to learn more about it themselves

How they’re funded

Districts may use up to 50 percent of their District Designated Fund to receive one district grant annually. This percentage is calculated based on the amount of DDF generated from a district’s Annual Fund giving three years prior, including Endowment Fund earnings. You aren’t required to request the full amount available.

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If you would like more information on any of these Programmes, or to help with any of them, please contact us by email below:

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Or, if your query is to do with the Rotary Foundation, please contact us by this email below:

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