The Rotary Foundation

Celebrating over 100 Years of The Rotary Foundation

Water

Since it started in 1917 with a $26.50 endownment, The Rotary Foundation has to date given out $3 billion to humanitarian efforts worldwide.

The Rotary Foundation is today tackling some of humanities greatest challenges:

  • Fighting disease
  • Supporting education
  • Providing clean water and sanitation
  • Growing local economies
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Promoting peace
  • Protecting the Environment

Invicta and The Rotary Foundation

We contribute to both the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund and the Rotary Foundation Polioplus Fund each year.

In return, we benefited from a Rotary Foundation matching grant for:

  • the purchase of mosquito nets to combat malarial infections in a village in Assam (2005)
  • the construction of a water pan for collecting rainwater in Kianjai, Kenya (2018)
  • linings for rainwater tanks in Kenya (2019)

Locally, we have benefitted from District Grants which have enabled us to:

  • purchase musical instruments for the New House Youth Centre (2015)
  • help build a sensory garden for the Orchard Centre (2016)
  • provide two bench seats for Milton Creek Country Park (2017)
  • provide a refurbished kitchen including a new cooking range at Phoenix House (2018)
  • provide shelving equipment for Sittingbourne Foodbank (2019)

The Rotary Foundation sub-pages:

Rotary Purple Crocuses - the symbol for End Polio Now

Purple 4 Polio

more Planting purple crocus corms in the fight to end polio

Club members in Downing Street on Rotary Day - End Polio Now

Advocating The End Of Polio

more Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta members raising funds & advocating the eradication of polio

Rotary's campaign - End Polio Now

Ending Polio

more Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta helping to eradicate polio from this world