The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
The polioplus program is rotary's effort to eradicate the poliovirus worldwide. Rotarians have provided financial support and countless volunteer hours to ensure that children are immunized against this crippling disease and that surveillance of the virus is strong, despite the poor infrastructure, extreme poverty, and civil strife of many countries. Funds support national immunization days, poliovirus transmission monitoring, and other efforts in polio-endemic, recently endemic, and high risk countries. Rotary is a core partner in the global polio eradication initiative, along with the world health organization, unicef, the cdc, and the bill and melinda gates foundation.
Global grants support humanitarian projects, scholarships, and vocational training teams in rotary's areas of focus.district grants support smaller-scale projects related to the foundation's mission. Packaged grants also support the areas of focus and are carried out with the foundation's strategic partners.
Donor Advised Fund$12m
The donor advised fund is a charitable vehicle that offers individuals and rotary-affiliated groups the ability to make grant recommendations to support either the rotary foundation programs or other irs-approved charities. The rotary foundation has ultimate discretion and control over distribution of the funds.
Rotary Peace Centers$4m
Each year, up to 100 fellows are sponsored to study at one of the rotary peace centers for a master's-level degree or professional development certificate.
Project Enhancement Process$47.1k
Provides project planning and technical support to clubs and districts for global grants.
Special Initiative Grants$40k
Other program services that are in place to coordinate and direct the activities of the rotary foundation.