TRF Chair, Dennis White and Gerry Porter with help from Bruce Howard, explained the Rotary Foundation to us. Here are some of the key points taken from the Rotary International website. Attached to this newsletter is the power point that Dennis and Gerry presented at our meeting.

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

Our mission

The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world under- standing, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Why should I donate to The Rotary Foundation?

Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most. More than 90 percent of donations go di- rectly to supporting our service projects around the world.

How does The Rotary Foundation use donations?

Our 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes. With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Your do- nation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies.

What impact can one donation have?

It can save a life. A child can be protected from polio with as little as 60 cents. Our partners make your donation go even further. For every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2.

  • According to, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International has an overall score of 97.51% based on fiscal year 2017 (the most recent form 990 available).

  • 100% of the donations you make to polio eradication, go to polio eradication.

  • Members can sign up to have as little as $5 a month automatically deducted via credit card. This can de

    done by completing a form which Dennis White can give you or by calling RI at 1-866-976-8279.

  • If you shop on Amazon, consider signing up for AmazonSmile. Amazon they will donate .5% of most of your

    purchases to our Foundation.

  • Consider putting your loose change in the Polio can at the next meeting.