The Rotary Foundation (TRF) helps Rotary members advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment and alleviating poverty.
It transforms donations into projects that change lives.  Since 1917, the Foundation has spent over $4 billion USD on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in our communities here and around the world.

How can I support The Rotary Foundation?

  1. Donate generously to TRF
  2. Participate in District and Global Grants
  3. Nominate candidates for Rotary Peace Fellowships
Rotary members and others in Canada support the Foundation through donations to The Rotary Foundation Canada (TRFC) which administers giving by Canadians to The Rotary Foundation.  Individuals may donate online at https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/take-action/give. To learn more about mail-in donations and Club/Multiple Donor donations, please click here.

What causes does The Rotary Foundation support?

Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives and create a better world to support our peace efforts and to end polio forever.  Our causes are: promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene, saving mothers and children, supporting quality education, growing local economies, protecting the environment and ending polio forever.

Why should I donate to The Rotary Foundation?

Foundation grants empower Rotary members to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that have a lasting impact.  Your donation to TRF makes a difference to those who need our help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.

How does The Rotary Foundation use donations?

Our 46,000 Rotary and Rotaract clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our seven areas of focus. With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies.

What impact can one donation have?

It can save a life. A child can be protected from polio for as little as 60 cents. Our partners make your donation go even further. For every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2.

How much of the donation goes towards the programs?

91% of donations are directly spent on programs. Since 2007, The Rotary Foundation has consistently achieved a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest rating possible.

Foundation Grants

The district provides funding for both district and global grant projects. Using Rotary Foundation grants, clubs worldwide develop and carry out sustainable humanitarian projects. District grants fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs in your community and communities abroad. Global grants support large international activities with sustainable, measurable outcomes in Rotary’s areas of focus. Grant sponsors form international partnerships that respond to real community needs.

Got Questions?

Contact the District 7080 Foundation committee at foundation@rotary7080.org.