Photo Credit: Rotary International/Alyce Henson
CNBC has ranked The Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016. The list includes some of the largest and highest-rated charities that help women, children, the poor, and the environment throughout the world, according to Charity Navigator, and that maintain high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting.
The Foundation was noted for connecting 1.2 million members from more than 200 geographic areas to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges, including projects that focus on disease prevention, water and sanitation, and maternal and child health. The ranking also recognized Rotary’s role in the effort to eradicate polio.
The Foundation ranked No. 5 on CNBC’s list in 2015.
Last month, The Association of Fundraising Professionals has recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation.
The award honours organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs. Some of the boldest names in American giving — Kellogg, Komen, and MacArthur, among others —are past honourees.
COMMENT Submitted By Olajide Akeredolu
on 3-Dec-2016 01:25 am
THE ROTARY FOUNDATION ACTUALLY CAME FIRST. THE FIRST THREE WERE TIED AT 100 POINTS EACH. THEY WERE LISTED APHABETICALLY GIVING THE APPEARANCE OF THE ROTARY FOUNDATION COMING THIRD!!!!!! THE ROTARY FOUNDATION IS THE NUMBER ONE CHARITY IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!