The Rotary Foundation

Rotary’s own and only charity delivering our vision of a better world.

While we serve in countless ways, we’ve focused our efforts in six key areas to maximise our impact. These encompass some of the world’s most critical humanitarian needs and provide an opportunity for Rotary members to transform the world.

The six key areas are

Promoting Peace, Fighting Disease, Providing Clean Drinking Water, Supporting Education, Saving Mothers and Children and Supporting Local Economies.

Supporting Education

The Rotary Foundation is supported solely by contributions from Rotary members and friends of the Foundation.

Those contributions, gifts and donations are transformed into service projects that change the lives of thousands of people across the world.

With 91% of funds spent on the programmes and projects it delivers, The Rotary Foundation, based at the Rotary Headquarters in Illinois, USA, is globally recognised for its financial efficiency, accountability and transparency.

Rotary Foundation Grants

Each year, The Rotary Foundation gives $70 million worth of grants to Rotary clubs throughout the world for humanitarian projects, vocational training and scholarships in Rotary’s cause areas.

Working around the world

Ranging from small-scale, short term activities to large, international projects, Rotary grants strengthen global partnerships and provide sustainable and measurable benefits to communities.

Grants from The Rotary Foundation support over 1,000 projects every year.

The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom

The Rotary Foundation of the United Kingdom (RFUK) is an Associate Foundation of The Rotary Foundation. RFUK supports the aims of The Rotary Foundation by providing funding for its programmes and offering a direct service for giving in Great Britain and Ireland.

Across the world

RFUK has recovered over £1 million in Gift Aid since 2001, allowing even more communities to benefit from The Rotary Foundation.