updated July 2021
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.
For clubs and community groups - order your crocuses for polio - deadline 31st August 2021
Rotary clubs and community groups can order more purple crocuses this summer. An ongoing part of our Polio Eradication campaign, raising awareness in our communities and working towards the eradiation of polio taht is now endemic in just two countries in the world - Pakistan and Afghanistan. Download the order forms and read more about the campaign.
For Clubs and Applicants - Peace Fellowships - deadline 31st May 2021
Rotary funds 130 peace fellowships each year, at 6 peace centres across the globe. Read more about the opportunity and the process on our pages or go direct to the main Rotary Peace Fellowships website.
For Clubs - District Grant Applications - deadline 25th May 2021
Clubs are encouraged to apply for district grants for both local and international projects. Read more and download the application form and guidance notes.
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 John Philip, Chair of the District 1090 Rotary Foundation Team.
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)
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more 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.
more Our Vocational Training Team was established in 2013, with its first visits in 2014, followed by visits each year since then (3 pages below this)
more help us celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Foundation
more This is the one of Rotary's largest programmes, running since 1947. (19 pages below this)
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