The Rotary Foundation:  PP Keith has been asking members all year to support the $100 EREY for the Foundation but where does it go and what does your contribution do?



            The Rotary Foundation of RI is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to support the efforts of Rotary International in the fulfilment of the Object of Rotary, Rotary's Mission, and the achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national, and international humanitarian, educational and cultural programs.

            Through our literacy programs, we empower children to learn and rise up from poverty. Through our clean water projects, we make a difference so that children in poor villages no longer die of water-borne disease. Through our Ambassadorial Scholars and Rotary World Peace Fellows educational programs, we enlighten the next generation of world leaders to challenge the ravages of war and build bridges of peace and hope that link us all. These programs are made possible by our contributions to The Rotary Foundation.


Foundation Funding:

  Contributions from Rotarians go into one of three main funds:

Annual Programs Fund , which provides grants and awards through Foundation Programs.

             Your US$100 gift to the Annual Programs Fund helps provide such things as:

·         text books for one elementary school in Zambia

·         cataract operations for three blind individuals in India

·         mosquito netting for 35 homes to help prevent the spread of malaria in Bangladesh

Permanent Fund, an endowment from which only a portion of the earnings are spent in support of Foundation programs ensuring long term viability of the Foundation.

            Visit for additional information, including ways to give.

Polio Plus Fund which supports the global polio eradication efforts in polio-endemic, recently endemic, or high-risk countries which include conducting National Immunization Days, monitoring poliovirus transmission, and other activities


Humanitarian Grants Program   Humanitarian grants support clubs and districts as they undertake humanitarian and service projects.  All grants of The Rotary Foundation; Involve the active participation of Rotarians and address humanitarian needs

DISTRICT SIMPLIFIED GRANTS Enables districts to use a portion of their District Designated Fund (DDF) to support service activities or humanitarian endeavours that benefit the local or international communities.

MATCHING GRANTS Assist in funding international humanitarian service projects in cooperation with Rotarians in another country

HEALTH, HUNGER AND HUMANITY (3-H) GRANTS  PURPOSE Fund long-term (2-5 years) international development projects to improve health, alleviate hunger, or enhance development through self-help activities which are too large for one club or district to carry out on its own.


Educational Programs

AMBASSADORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS The worlds largest privately funded international scholarships program for university studies, sends 900 students each year to serve as ambassadors of goodwill while abroad

ROTARY WORLD PEACE FELLOWSHIP - Are awarded to individuals for study in masters degree programs at the Rotary Centers for International Studies in peace and conflict resolution

ROTARY PEACE AND CONFLICT FELLOWSHIP is awarded to individuals for study in a short term certificate program at The Rotary Center for Peace and Conflict studies in Thailand.


Is a cultural and vocational exchange program between districts in different countries for business people ages 25-40

ROTARY GRANTS FOR UNIVERSITY TEACHERS Provide grants to higher education faculty to teach at colleges/universities in low-income countries. Builds understanding and development while strengthening higher education in low-income countries.


            To Check your contribution History go to and click on Member Access on the upper tight-hand corner.  This will connect you to Rotary Business Online, where you will enter your unique e-mail address and password.  You must have an e-mail address on file at Rotary International to enter the Members Access portal.  Submit e-mail address to  Your contribution to our US$125 million annual program fund goal in 2008-09 will help ensure that Rotarians can Make Dreams Real.  To keep up to date with Every Rotarian Every Year you can view or subscribe to the quarterly Newsletter through the RI web site at www.rotary .org (search "EREY newsletter")