The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity

The Rotary Foundation is a Rotary's own charity.  It is supported by contributions from Rotarians and through fundraising activities for particular initiatives.

The Foundation has a number of key aims, and in particular to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

It does this by supporting a range of programmes and providing grants to support specific projects in line with the aims described above. 

One of the great successes of the Rotary Foundation has been it's role in eradicating Polio, through the campaign "End Polio Now".  As well as raising many millions of pounds over the years, many rotarians have also provided their time to assist in the polio innoculation programmes held in countries where the disease has continued to be a problem.

The Northallerton Mowbray Rotary Club has been very active over a number of years in raising money for this campaign, and thanks go to the many people in the area who have willingly given money to this worthwhile cause.In 2021-22 we donated £750 to this campaign.

The Club also raises funds for Rotary Foundation more generally. This Charity - supported by Rotarians worldwide- aims to provide funding for a wide range of humanitarian and service projects. In 2021-22 the Club was able to send £750 to Foundation. 

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Purple Crocuses in Bloom at the Rotary Garden March 2021

more The arrival of Spring brings a reminder of Rotary's campaign to eradicate Polio

Northallerton Rotarians help make history in battle against polio

more Two of our members take part in the 2020 National Polio Immunisation Day in India

Purple Crocuses in Bloom at the Rotary Garden

more The arrival of Spring brings a reminder of Rotary's campaign to eradicate Polio

A colourful and energetic fundraiser to help eradicate polio

End Polio Now - Flash Mob Dancing 2013

more The Club decided to do something a bit different this year to raise money for the End Polio Now campaign

Planting Crocuses to highlight Polio Plus

more In the autumn of 2016, the Club planted crocuses as part of a national campaign to highlight Rotary's polio eradication programme. In spring 2017 they came up to give a lovely show of purple.