The Rotary Foundation (Rotary International)

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!

When you give to The Rotary Foundation, you support Rotary's work across the world and help ensure our future. You can choose where to direct your donation and how you wish to give. Recognition is offered at many giving levels.
Rotarians are encouraged to give some amount, often $100 or more, to the Annual Fund.  A donation of $100 in one year is designated as a Paul Harris Sustaining member. An amount equalling $1,000 is recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow. When donations have reached $10,000 a member is designated as a Major Donor. There are recognition pins issued according to level of giving.
The Polio Fund is also recommended for annual donations.  Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever. As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we've reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.

Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.

Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

More information about giving to the Rotary  Foundation can be explored on the Rotary International website.   Donations can be made through MyRotary (members only) or other guests may also make contributions.  Each active Rotarian has an identification number which remains with the individual should he or she transfer to a new Rotary club. It is very important to be certain your membership identification remains the same to track your total giving accurately,