What is 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 2020) 

Policy statements provide further details about all the Areas of Focus and each contains several activities which support the environment.

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.


Download: the current Club Foundation Manual

What is the Rotary Foundation pages:

District 1070 Foundation Objectives for 2020-21

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Grants

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Economies

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Mothers

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Education

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Water

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Desease

How the Foundation handles Desease

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Peace Fellowships

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Donating to the Rotary Foundation

How to Donate to the Rotary Foundation

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Foundation News Letters

The Foundation Team produce a Monthly Foundation Update for distribution to the clubs in District 1070

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Vocational Training Teams

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Ambassadorial Scholars

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