What Is Foundation?

Introduction to TRF and links to further information

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity. It is supported by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation and generous donations from the general public who share its vision of a better world.


Rotary Foundation in the United Kingdom (RFUK) is an Associate Foundation of the international charitable trust. Based at Alcester in Warwickshire, RFUK handles Gift Aid, legacies, covenants and ordinary contributions from Rotarians and individuals.

The mission of The Rotary Foundation 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 Foundation provides grants that enable Rotarians to increase their support of local and international service projects. Clubs and districts use Foundation grants for projects that provide essentials to people in need in Rotary's six areas of focus, such as drilling water wells, setting up a medical clinic, or providing literacy classes. 


Eradicating polio is Rotary