About The Rotary Foundation

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About The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation (TRF)
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
Supporting The Rotary Foundation is one of the four pillars of an effective club in the Club Leadership Plan. It is recommended that each club have a club Rotary Foundation committee to develop and implement a plan for supporting the Foundation through program participation and financial contributions.
Clubs are expected to appoint a club Foundation chair and as many subcommittee chairs as are appropriate to the size and membership of the club. Contact your district governor or district Rotary Foundation committee members for more information on how your club can best support the Foundation.
The Foundation’s programs are:

  • PolioPlus
  • Educational Programs
  • Humanitarian Grants Program

Ways to involve club members in The Rotary Foundation include:

  • Spotlighting a Rotary Foundation program each quarter by asking alumni presenters to highlight the benefits of their participation
  • Encouraging club members to get involved by volunteering for a project
  • Inviting a different Rotarian to make a short presentation at each club meeting about their personal involvement in The Rotary Foundation – a Rotary Foundation moment – to show how The Rotary

Foundation saves and changes lives

  • Encouraging club members to attend the district Rotary Foundation seminar

Club members can financially support The Rotary Foundation by making contributions to:

  • Annual Programs Fund (Every Rotarian, Every Year)
  • Permanent Fund
  • PolioPlus Fund

See the Club Rotary Foundation Committee Manual for more information on how your club can support The Rotary Foundation.
The Rotary Foundation Quick Reference Guide is useful in helping new club members learn about Foundation programs and contributions.