The Rotary Foundation

The Foundation is the Rotary International Charity and is about helping Rotarians from all over the world to do good in the world whether at home or abroad.

The Rotary Foundation is the charitable trust fund of Rotary International; its mission 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. 

 The projects supported by the Rotary Foundation cover one or more of seven Areas of Focus: 

  •  Peacebuilding and conflict prevention 
  •  Disease prevention and treatment 
  •  Water, sanitation, and hygiene 
  •  Maternal and child health 
  •  Basic education and literacy 
  •  Community economic development 
  •  Supporting our environment (from 1 July 2021) 

Policy statements provide further details about all the Areas of Focus and are an essential reference for any club wishing to pursue a Global Grant.

The Rotary Foundation provides grants to support projects in the above Areas of Focus. The projects can be in a Rotary club’s local community or overseas. Smaller projects are supported through District Grants, allocated to clubs by District 1070’s grants committee. Global Grants, allocated by TRF, help fund projects linking Rotary clubs in different countries for the development of communities less well off than ourselves. In all cases the projects must involve direct involvement by Rotarians.
The Rotary Foundation does not provide unrestricted donations to other charitable organisations. More information can be found on the Grants Page of this web site.

The Rotary Foundation also supports educational programmes including Global Scholars (Supported by Global Grants), District Scholars (Supported by District Grants) and Peace Fellows (supported directly from the world fund).

The Rotary Foundation also has a wide range of educational programmes.

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Areas of Focus

Areas of Focus

more Rotary's 7 Areas of Focus underpin all our charitable activity - click for detail of individual areas and D1070 projects in those areas (7 pages below this)

Club giving per capita over 6 yrs to 20/21

Donating to the Rotary Foundation

more How to Donate to the Rotary Foundation, how to gain club recognition via Paul Harris Awards and how to get money to The Rotary Foundation

Our target

District 1070 Foundation Objectives for 2023/24

more The Team objectives for 2023/24


Documents and Forms

more Summary List of the Documents and Forms associated with applications to The Rotary Foundation

Foundation Newsletters

more The Foundation Team produce a bi-Monthly Foundation Update newsletter which is distributed to all clubs in District 1070; copies are also filed here.

The District 1070 Rotary Foundation

District 1070 Rotary Foundation On-line Training Packages & Instructional Videos

more Training packages and "how to" videos (5 pages below this)

Peace scholars in discussion at Queensland University

Rotary Scholars

more Rotary scholarships - global and district grant and peace scholarships

Vocational Training Teams (VTT)

more Vocational Training Teams