This week's Rotary Minute gave an overview of the RI Foundation.


Did you know?

The Rotary Foundation of RI is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

Financial Support:

In the year ended 30 June 2008, The Rotary Foundation received contributions totaling US$245.7 million and spent $227.5 million in support of humanitarian and educational programs implemented by clubs and districts and global polio eradication activities.

Contributions go into one of three main funds:

Annual Programs Fund, which provides grants and awards through Foundation programs;

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

PolioPlus Fund, which supports Rotary's goal of a polio-free world.

Every dollar contributed to the Foundation funds the humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs and program operations. Clubs and districts apply for and receive Foundation grants to carry out many worthy projects worldwide.

The Every Rotarian, Every Year initiative, designed to encourage worldwide annual per capita giving of $100 or more, supports vital Foundation programs.