Rotary Foundation - Rotary's own charity

The Rotary Foundation is a not for profit corporation enabling Rotarians and their partners to achieve sustainable solutions to global problems. Widely recognised as being in the top 5 for Best Value Charity Giving, it celebrated its 1st 100 years in 2017

The Mission of the Rotary Foundation

updated September 2023

The mission of the Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotary members and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. This support is essential to make possible projects, funded with Foundation grants, that bring sustainable improvement to communities in need.

Visit the main Rotary Foundation pages

Read the annual report for the year ending June 2022 (*)

Or go straight to the finances in the annual report 

* You will see links to giving pages here. Please note that Rotary Clubs and Rotarians and non-Rotarians in the UK give through Rotary Foundation UK, so that individual giving can benefit from Gift Aid.



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Read about our upcoming Rotary Foundation Seminar.


This will be held at Mansfield College in Oxford on Saturday 28th October.


View the videos from the Rotary Foundation Conference held on 25th March. 


Two reports on club activities

Download the report on peace grants used by clubs for some amazing projects over the last few years (Sept 2023)

Visit the members-only page to download the draft report on district grants and giving to the Annual Fund (Sept 2023)





For more information or to invite a member of the Foundation Committee to speak to your Rotary Club members, contact Gillian Pearce, Chair of the District 1090 Rotary Foundation Team.



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Rotary Foundation - Rotary's own charity pages:

Foundation Events

more Organised by the District Foundation Committee to inform the members about The Rotary Foundation and how it can support Rotary club activities in the Thames Valley. (2 pages below this)


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End Polio Now

more Rotary's remarkable commitment. Working with an incredible network of people, we really are so close to eradicating polio. (5 pages below this)

Our Rotary Foundation

Giving to our Rotary Foundation

more a reminder on how funds are spent and how we can continue to give to the Foundation

Rotary Working for Peace

more Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution is a top priority for members of Rotary and one of the organisation's seven Areas of Focus. (4 pages below this)

Our Vocational Training Team, teaching emergency birth skills in Uganda

more Our Vocational Training Team was established in 2013, with its first visits in 2014, followed by visits each year since then (1 page below this)

Humanitarian Grants: District Grants and Global Grants

more Humanitarian grants from the Rotary Foundation enable Rotarians to support service projects that provide water wells, medical care, literacy classes and other essentials to people in need. Rotarian participation is key to the project's success. (6 pages below this)

our Rotary Scholars in 2017/18

Rotary Scholars

more This is the one of Rotary's largest programmes, running since 1947. (1 page below this)