The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation: Rotary's own Charity

The Rotary Foundation 

The Rotary Foundation is an international trust whose trustee's are Rotarians. 

Our Foundation is 'Rotary in Action' as an international humanitarian and educational charity. 

The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity. 

Our purpose is to do good in the world. Our mission is to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the support of education, the improvement of health and the alleviation of poverty. 

You can read or download a copy of the Foundation's Annual Report for 2017-18 by clicking here 

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Rotary International is a worldwide organisation with 32,000 clubs in almost every country of the world. We are committed to service for communities throughout the world. Many Rotarians have vocational skills that they use to support humanitarian and educational projects that help to make their communities better places. 

The Rotary Foundation harnesses the potential of this worldwide organisation by helping clubs to undertake humanitarian and educational work. Our Foundation has three main areas of activity:

To eradicate polio: Click on this link to find out more about what Rotary is doing and how you can help To deliver sustainable educational and humanitarian projects through grants to Rotary Clubs all over the world.  Click on the Humanitarian Projects link on the right to read about some of the projects run by Rotary Clubs in District 1010: Scotland North. To foster world understanding, goodwill and peace through the Rotary Peace Centres, to find out more about the Peace Centres.

Foundation grants can also support Scholarships and Vocational Training Teams Click on the links on the right to find out more. Our charity, like all charities, depends on donations. If you would like to help us by donating, by helping to fund one of our projects, or by buying one of our fund raising products, please have a look at our donating page.

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The Rotary Foundation pages:

Donating to Foundation

more This page lists ways of donating to The Rotary Foundation (2 pages below this)

Foundation Document Library



more Guidance Notes

Grants and projects

more (5 pages below this)

Paul Harris Fellowships


Vocational Training Teams

more Recent VTTs (3 pages below this)

Scholarships and fellowships


Foundation Presentations

more Downloadable copies of PowerPoint presentations, including Assembly Presentations and Grant Management Seminar (1 page below this)

Foundation Newsletters

more Foundation Newsletters

Humanitarian Projects

more (9 pages below this)

Peace through Service

more Peace is a core part of the mission of The Rotary Foundation and one of the Areas of Focus for the Foundation grants.

Centenary of The Rotary Foundation

more The Rotary Foundation, Rotary's own charity, was founded in 1917. This page gives a summary of the first 100 years of Doing Good in the World.