Who are we?/ Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is the very heart of Rotary and celebrated its 100 anniversary in June 2017. We support The Rotary Foundation through donations and taking part in its programmes to ensure we are “Doing Good in the World”.

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Foundation is the very heart of Rotary.  We are more than just members of a club, we are the trustees/keepers of Foundation, and by giving freely to Foundation, both directly and through our efforts, we fulfil that trust.  It is OUR VERY OWN Charity.Its purpose is to advance world understanding,good will and peace throughout the world by its various grants, scholarships and exchanges. It is one of the foremost non governmental foundations with its educational support programme, and is the largest private scholarship endowment in the third world.

In addition to supporting our Charity through our club, individual members may also support privately and become members of the Foundation by gift aid, legacies and endowments.

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity, 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. Rotary Foundation in the United Kingdom (RFUK) is an Associate Foundation of the international charitable trust. Based at Alcester in Warwickshire, RFUK handles Gift Aid, legacies, covenants and ordinary contributions from Rotarians and individuals.

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.


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