International Foundation

Transforming Lives Around the World



The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.  During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent £2.3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.  With your help, we can make lives better in your 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 six causes:

  • Promoting Peace
  • Fighting Disease
  • Providing Clean Water
  • Saving Mothers and Children
  • Supporting Education
  • Growing Local Economies

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 50p.  Our partners make your donation go even further.  For every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2.

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'What We Do' Main Pages:

Santa Fun Run

How we raise funds for our various local and international projects

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Halpern Conservatory Building in Rochester illuminated in purple to signify World Polio Day

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Creating lifetime memories for families with a terminally ill child

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Be The Inspiration Logo

Supporting local charities, groups and non-profit organisations

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A Project by The Rotary Club of Medway

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Providing emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by disaster.

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Broadcasting Harmony Across the Rotary World!

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Share your gift of song or mastery of a musical instrument in Rotary’s Young Musician competition

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National Rotary KidsOut Day

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Inspirational Opportunities for Musicians with a Learning Disability

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Restoring Sight to Millions in the Developing World

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Transforming Lives Around the World

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