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 Rotary Foundation is a primary source of funding for Rotary’s humanitarian activities, from clubs’ and districts’, local service projects to global initiatives. It also leads Rotary’s ongoing effort to eradicate polio worldwide.
Our Foundation is able to achieve its mission through the generous contributions and active participation of Rotarians and friends of Rotary.
The Rotary Foundation is recognized as one of the most effective and well-managed charitable organizations in the world, with 12 consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator and an A-plus rating from Charity Watch. Most important, it supports the remarkable work of our Rotary Clubs. The generosity of Rotarians makes this possible.