Chuck told us that The Rotary Foundation (TRF) was built from the bottom up. It started as one club in Chicago and has grown to be a huge international organization that fights poverty, disease, hunger, thirst, illiteracy and promotes peace. 

Rotary International: RI is the administrative arm of Rotary. The dues we pay to Rotary International (RI) goes for administrative costs, not charitable giv-ing. 

TRF is the charity arm of Rotary International. It’s a non-profit supported by contributions from Rotary members and other donors who share our vision of doing good in the world. The Foundation’s mission is to help Rotary members advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through local, national and international humanitarian and educational programs. 

You can specify where you would like your donation to go. If you write TRF in the memo section of your check, it will go to charita-ble giving and help fund the 7 Avenues of Focus: Peacebuilding, Disease Prevention, Water & Sanitation, Maternal & Child Care, Basic Education and Literacy, Community Economic Develop-ment, Environment and Disaster Relief. You can indicate The An-nual Fund/Share so that a portion of the funds are returned to the club in the way of District Designated Funds. Donation to the Polio Fund go directly to Rotary’s efforts to eradicate polio. By noting Endowment, your donation is invested to support Rotary's causes today while generating funds that will further the work of future Rotarians committed to Doing Good in the World.