The Rotary Foundation


Rotary’s 1.4 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.


1. Eradicate polio, our top priority

2. Build a sense of ownership of our Foundation among Rotarians through their contributions to the Annual Programs Fund, the Permanent Fund, and our Rotary Peace Centres

3. Continue our progress on the Future Vision plan and align our service projects with the seven areas of focus

  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Economic and community development
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Save mothers and children
  • Peace and conflict prevention/ resolution
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Protect the environment

Your time, energy, and a passion to improve your world are all you need to get involved with Rotary. Want to know more

So what made Rotary pursue the eradication of polio? The video shows the origin story, and how an outgoing Rotary president and his idea turned the cogs that would change the world

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