Rotary Foundation - Rotary's Own Charity

Foundation is Rotary International's own Charity Fund; the money is utilised to address major humanitarian problems around the world.

What Foundation is all about

The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International 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.

Foundation is Rotary's central charity support fund which receives income from all of the Rotary Clubs around the world.

Foundation's Major Programmes are currently:

  • Thanks for Life - Polio Eradication
  • Educational Programs - Foster peace by building understanding through person-person contact, friendship, study and cross-cultural exchange i.e. Group Study Exchange
  • Humanitarian Grants Programme - Supports Clubs and Districts as they undertake humanitarians service projects.

How Our Club Contributes to Foundation

The Club donates 10% of all charitable funds raised; with the exception of situations where we are asked to raise funds for a specific organisation.

The Club's "Queen of Hearts" a weekly draw where all of the profits raised are donated to Foundation by the Club

Paul Harris Awards

These prestigious awards are funded through a percentage of the money donated to Foundation - please take a look at the Paul Harris tab for information about these awards

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Rotary Foundation - Rotary's Own Charity sub-pages:

Paul Harris Awards

more The start of Rotary and what it means to be a Paul Harris Fellow.

End Polio Now

more Rotary International's biggest challenge focused on the eradication of Polio Myelitis throughout the world in collaboration with the World Health Organisation and the Bill & Melinda Gate's Foundation

Grant Funding - Making a difference to people's lives

more Global Grants need a network of Clubs around the world who are willing to work together. If you are one of these Clubs please visit our Foundation Grants page. There is a comments box, please leave your email address so that we can contact you