The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap 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.
Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
"We should not live for ourselves alone, but for the joy in doing good for others."
- Arch Klumph, founder of the Rotary Foundation
At the 1917 convention, outgoing Rotary president Arch Klumph proposed setting up an endownment "for the purpose of doing good in the world." That one idea, and an initial contribution of $26.50. set in motion a powerful force that has transformed millions of lives around the globe.
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DGE Panding Nisce District Governor Elect, 2018-2019