The Rotary Foundation

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This month focuses on The Importance of Personal Giving, Ask the Rotary Foundation, Telling the Stories, Rotary Foundation at the Iceland Action Summit, Ukraine, Peace Fellows - Bradford Peace Conference and Polio.

Read it all here.

The Rotary Foundation transforms your donations into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

Nailsworth Rotary is honoured to have been presented with the End Polio Now Certificate of Appreciation 2019-2020 in recognition of the Club's outstanding contributions to the Rotary Foundation End Polio Countdown to History Campaign during 2019-2020. It is through these contributions that Rotary is able to continue its aim to eradicate Polio throughout the world. With Africa declared Polio-free earler this year there are only two countries in the world - Afghanistan and Pakistan - where Polio is still endemic. 

We would like thank all of those individuals and organisations that have helped us - with your help, we can continue to make lives better in our community and around the world.

Why should I donate to The Rotary Foundation?

Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.

How does The Rotary Foundation use donations?

Our 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our seven causes: 

  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development
  • Environment

With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies.

What impact can one donation have?

It can save a life. A child can be protected from polio with as little as 60 cents. Our partners make your donation go even further. For every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2. Please help us by donating to

The Rotary Foundation sub-pages:

November is Rotary Foundation Month

more Because We Care. Make a Contribution, Be the Difference

Economic & Community Development Month

more Reigniting the Spark of Service

December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month

more Rotary is dedicated to fighting and preventing disease.

End Polio Now

more Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever.

Rotary Promoting Peace

more Today, over 70 million people are displaced as a result of conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations. Half of them are children.

Fighting Polio

International Projects

more Rotary is widely recognised as a major contributor of money and resource to relieve disaster-struck regions as well as to improve the lives of disadvantaged people world-wide