The Rotary Foundation transforms Rotarian and non-Rotarian gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, the Foundation taps 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.


Foundation's Six Areas of Focus

⇒ Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
⇒ Disease prevention and treatment
⇒ Water and sanitation
⇒ Maternal and child care
⇒ Basic education and literacy
⇒ Economic and community

The Rotary Foundation Annual Report - 2015-2016

Our 2015-16 Annual Report is now widely available. Not only does the Annual Report serve as a year-in-review for Rotary, it also highlights the many ways our members are putting Service Above Self and making a difference in communities all over the world. View the report online.

April 19, 2017

Rotarians have been celebrating the centennial anniversary of The Rotary Foundation.

The countdown is on – we’re only 72 days away from the end of the Rotary year.  And, we’re increasingly close to achieving our historic fundraising goal.  So far, Rotarians around the world have raised $219.9 million to Do Good in the World.

Rotarians in Zones 24 & 32 are doing their part as well.  As of March 2017, Zone 24 is up 14.7 and Zone 32 is up 8.7%.