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 Rotary Foundation - celebrating 100 years of doing good in the world in the Rotary year 2016/17

The Mission of the Rotary Foundation

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 2019 (*)

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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Visit our new Rotary Scholars website to read about scholarship opportunities and current and past scholars linked to District 1090. This includes full details of the D1090 scholarship for study in 2020-21. The deadline for applications for the D1090 scholarship was 8th May 2020. Please note that other Rotary districts will have different deadlines for their scholarships.

Purple4Polio - Crocus Orders for Planting in Autumn 2020

Download the order forms and the instructions for planting a Rotary wheel! Deadline for orders is 31st August, but order early to get the best price and avoid disappointment. 

For Clubs - District Grants - deadline for applications is 15th June 2020 

Read the guidelines and download the application forms for these district grants. 

Clubs may apply for funds for COVID-19 projects or for projects unrelated to the pandemic. The deadline for applications is 15th June. Clubs may apply for up to £1,500 to match the club's contribution to a project. The level of award is based on a club's giving to the Rotary Foundation over the last two years.

For Clubs - Reports on Giving to the Foundation

Login to the members section of the website and visit the Foundation page to check on your club's giving to the Annual Programmes Fund and the End Polio Now campaign, how to give to Rotary Foundation UK, and to see the full list of team members.


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

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Rotary Foundation - Rotary's own charity pages:

Humanitarian Grants: District Grants and Global Grants

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.

Rotary Youth Exchange – USA Tour ’81 Alumni Association

Inspiring Alumni from Rotary Programmes

Each year, thousands participate in Rotary's educational and youth programs, all known for fostering international understanding and friendship. But the experience doesn't have to end when the program is over.


Our Vocational Training Team, teaching emergency birth skills in Uganda

Our Vocational Training Team was established in 2013, with its first visits in 2014, followed by visits each year since then


The Centenary of the Rotary Foundation

help us celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Foundation


Rotary Working for Peace

Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution is a top priority for members of Rotary and one of the organisation's Six Areas of Focus.

our Rotary Scholars in 2017/18

Rotary Scholars

This is the one of Rotary's largest programmes, running since 1947.

Our Rotary Foundation

Giving to our Rotary Foundation


End Polio Now

Rotary's remarkable commitment. Working with an incredible network of people, we really are so close to eradicating polio.


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