Rotary Foundation

An overview of the Objects and Mission of the Rotary Foundation.

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

Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

Our mission

The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International 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.

What impact can one donation have?

  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.

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People in Action


Rotary People in Action (11) www.rotary.org

Ending Polio


Rotary Ending Polio (12) www.rotary.org/en/our-causes/ending-polio

Wild poliovirus type 3 certified eradicated on World Polio Day

Today, on World Polio Day, Rotary and its Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) partners announced that wild poliovirus type 3 (WPV3) has been eradicated worldwide.

WPV3 is only the third infectious human disease-causing pathogen to be eradicated in history, following smallpox and wild poliovirus type 2.

This achievement means that two of the three wild polio strains have now been wiped out, an important marker of progress against the disease.

The announcement comes on the heels of recent news that Nigeria has gone three years without a case of wild poliovirus, which means that the entire African region could be certified wild poliovirus-free in 2020.


UK Government pledges £400m to support polio eradication

The Department for International Development has pledged up to £400 million worth of UK aid to help eliminate polio worldwide.

This new package of UK aid, which will go towards the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, will support 20 million health workers and volunteers to deliver potentially life-saving vaccinations to 400 million children per year around the world between 2020 and 2023.

Donna Wallbank, President of Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland said: “This pledge is a huge vindication of all the effort that Rotary clubs and volunteers have made across the country by hosting events and raising awareness, not only on World Polio Day last month, but for years.”

For details of the initiative by the Cheltenham North Foundation Committee to raise funds for End Polio Now and to promote fellowship within Club Members and Partners please see the sub-page to this document.

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