Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own and only charity delivering Rotary's vision of a better world.


The Rotary Foundation

During the past 100 years, The Rotary Foundation has spent $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects around the world.

The Rotary Foundation is supported solely by contributions from the public, Rotary members and friends of the Foundation.

Those contributions, gifts and donations are transformed into service projects that change the lives of thousands of people across the world.

With 91% of funds spent on the programmes and projects it delivers, The Rotary Foundation, based at the Rotary Headquarters in Illinois, USA, is globally recognised for its financial efficiency, accountability and transparency.

Rotary Foundation Grants

Every year, The Rotary Foundation gives hundreds of millions of dollars in grants to Rotary Clubs throughout the world for humanitarian projects, vocational training and scholarships in Rotary’s cause areas.

Ranging from small-scale, short-term activities to large, international projects, Rotary grants strengthen global partnerships and provide sustainable and measurable benefits to communities.

Grants from The Rotary Foundation support thousands of projects every year.

The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom

Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom (RFUK) is a charity (No.1002059 and limited company (No. 2582374) registered in England) and is an Associate Foundation of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) of Rotary International Evanston, USA.

RFUK supports the aims of The Rotary Foundation by providing funding for its programmes and offering a direct service for giving in Great Britain and Ireland.

RFUK has recovered over £1 million in Gift Aid since 2001, allowing even more communities to benefit from The Rotary Foundation.

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives.

With your help, we can continue to make lives better in your community and around the globe.

During the past 100 years, The Rotary Foundation has spent billions of pounds of life-changing sustainable projects, and we thank you for your support.

The below donation options allow donations to all areas supported by The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom (RFUK) through its funds. These include currently:

  • Annual Fund
  • Polio Fund (End Polio Now campaign)
  • World Fund
  • Disaster Response Fund
  • Or any of our Areas of Focus

Donate online

If you, as an individual, are looking to support The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom (RFUK), why not just click on the link below to make a one off, or regular donation.

The link will take you to our options of funds that you may want to support.

Make a donation using GiveStar

Donate by cheque or bank transfer

The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom (RFUK) accepts donations by cheque or bank transfer for clubs and/or individuals. Just complete the RFUK contribution form and either send the complete form via email or post together with your donation as explained on the form.

Rotary Club Officers are reminded that Gift Aid CAN NOT be claimed on Club Donations. Should you need any further information please contact the RFUK Office.

(Mac users, please save the form first and open it with a PDF reader programme to complete. The form will not open correctly in Apple Preview).

Gift Aid

If you have donated to the Rotary Foundation of the UK in the past, or your tax status has changed and you would like to boost your donation by 25% using Gift Aid, then please complete RFUK’s separate Gift Aid form by clicking here.

Your Rotary Legacy

Rotary’s tomorrow depends on what you do today. By remembering The Rotary Foundation in your Will, you will help to ensure that the work of the Foundation will continue beyond your lifetime.

As part of any bequest, you can specify which of Rotary’s causes you would like to support through your gift to The Rotary Foundation UK.

Alternatively, it can be left to World Fund and used where the need is greatest.

Download the Your Rotary Legacy leaflet.

Choose Rotary for your sponsored activities

Got an event coming up? Or maybe you’re taking on an exciting physical challenge?

For those wishing to fundraise in aid of RFUK, GiveStar have the following useful options, which enables Fundraisers to:

  • Add their own photo to their fundraising page
  • Set their own fundraising target
  • Have the option to include donation received offline to show their supporters a true picture of fundraising
  • Use distance targeting to stay motivated by keeping track of the challenge they have set themselves, be that miles to run, lengths to swim or jumps on the trampoline.

For more information, or to register your event with us, please contact our office by clicking HERE

Privacy Statement – Your Personal Information

Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom (RFUK), is a charity (No.1002059) and limited company No. 2582374) registered in England and is an associate Foundation of The Rotary Foundation (TRF) of Rotary International Evanston, USA.

RFUK collects personal information about you to process your donation and, where applicable, Gift Aid. Some of your personal information is shared with The Rotary Foundation/Rotary International for the maintenance of donation records. Upon creation of an account, you will be able to view your donation records online via Rotary International services. Your information will be processed in accordance with the Rotary privacy statements. RFUK will not sell, trade or share your personal information with non-Rotary third parties nor will it send you mailings on behalf of other unrelated organisations. Details of the full privacy statements for RFUK may be found here and Rotary International may be found here or copies can be requested from our office at: RFUK, Kinwarton Rd., Alcester, B49 6PB, tel: 01789 765411, email:














'What We Do' Main Pages:

International co-operation, disaster relief and providing educational resources. If you would like to help with our support for Ukraine please contact us through the Contact link at the top of this page. Thank you.


The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s own and only charity delivering Rotary's vision of a better world.


Rotary is one of the world's largest and most successful global membership and humanitarian service organisations, with 1.4 million members in over 200 countries.


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