The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation: Rotary's own Charity

The Rotary Foundation 

The Rotary Foundation is an international trust whose trustees are Rotarians. 

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. 
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.
To deliver sustainable educational and humanitarian projects through grants to Rotary Clubs all over the world. To foster world understanding, goodwill and peace through the Rotary Peace Centres. 
Foundation grants can also support Scholarships and Vocational Training Teams.
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.

Click here for a link to the Foundation Annual Report 2022-23

Click here for information on recent District 1010 grants

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