Rotary Foundation

Registered Name
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Tax ID


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.

Source: Wikipedia


Annual Budget
June 2019
+3% Growth
Program Spending
Fundraising Spending
Management Spending




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.

Rotary Grants


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


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


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


Provides project planning and technical support to clubs and districts for global grants.

Special Initiative Grants


Other program services that are in place to coordinate and direct the activities of the rotary foundation.


Paul Netzel Chair
Ron Burton Chair-elect
Kenneth Schuppert Jr. Vice-chair
Lori Carlson Chief Financial Officer
Orscelik Balkan Trustee
William Boyd Trustee
Brenda Cressey Trustee
Mario De Camargo Trustee
Mary Beth Growney Selene Trustee
Sushil Gupta Trustee
Gary Huang Trustee
Seiji Kita Trustee
Julia Phelps Beg 9117 Trustee
Barry Rassin Trustee
Kr Ravindran Trustee
Young Suk Yoon Trustee
Michael Webb Trustee
John Hewko General Secretary
Eric Jones Chief Investment Officer
Eric Schmelling Chief Philanthropy Officer
Thomas Thorfinnson Chief Strategy Officer
Michele Berg Deputy General Secretary
Richard Kick Chief Information Officer
James Barnes Chief Programs & Member Servic
Steven Routburg General Counsel
David Alexander Chief Communications Officer
Carol Pandak Director of Polioplus
Bernadette Knight Senior Director of Finance
David Stumpf General Auditor
Kristopher Newbauer Director of Global People & Ta
Armando Huerta Director of Intl Operations
Source: IRS 990