Giving to our Rotary Foundation

Many clubs make donations to The Rotary Foundation, as do many individual Rotarians

Donating to The Rotary Foundation

Our financial building block is the “Every Rotarian Every Year” campaign which, for our Annual Fund, provides individual Rotarians with the exclusive opportunity to donate at least $100 annually to sustain their Foundation and be recognised as Sustaining Members.

Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland responds to this challenge at both the individual and the club level. Many Rotary clubs accept the target of $100 per member and seek to achieve it by a combination of member donations and allocations from their charitable fund-raising activities. In addition to contributions made by Rotarians via their clubs many Rotarians also make direct donations to ensure their Sustaining Member status.

Becoming a Sustaining Member is the first step on the ladder to supporting your charity by donating directly to any of the following funds via The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom (RFUK).

  • The Annual Fund is the primary source of funding for all Foundation activities. Support our efforts year round by making a recurring gift. You choose how often and how much you want to give - it’s a simple and secure way to make a big impact.

  • The Polio Fund solely supports the End Polio Now campaign. Link to Polio Eradication section. Donations are welcomed from Clubs, Rotarians and the public at large.

  • The World Fund supports Global Grant projects – 1359 in the last Rotary Year

  • The Disaster Response Fund which is significantly responsible for funding the $32 million Covid-19 support awarded in the last year.

  • The Area of Focus Fund where you can specifically donate to one of our seven areas of focus.

    For more information on the above Funds, and how to donate, click here.

Leaving a Legacy

Rotary’s tomorrow depends on what you do today. By remembering The Rotary Foundation in your Will, you will help to ensure that the work of the Foundation will continue beyond your lifetime.

As part of any bequest, you can specify which of Rotary’s causes you would like to support through your gift to The Rotary Foundation UK. Alternatively, it can be left to World Fund and used where the need is greatest.

Click here to download Your Rotary Legacy leaflet

Giving to our Rotary Foundation pages:

Sustaining Members

more Why Sustaining Members are critical to The Rotary Foundation

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Rotary Foundation Newsletters

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End Polio Now

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Rotary Areas of Focus

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Applying for a Grant

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Promoting Peace

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