The Rotary Foundation of RI is a not-for-profit corporation that receives contributions totaling more than US $70 million annually and distributes some $65 million each year in support of humanitarian and educational programs implemented by clubs and districts. Contributions for Rotarians go into both the Foundation’s Annual Programs Fund, which provides grants and awards through Foundation programs, and the Permanent Fund, an endowment from which only the earnings are spend in support of Foundation programs. This ensures the long-term viability of the Foundation.
Every dollar contributed by Rotarians funds humanitarian and educational programs that enable Rotarians to extend their service internationally. Clubs and districts apply for and receive Foundation grants to carry our many worthy projects worldwide. The Rotary Foundation’s mission is to support the efforts of Rotary International in the fulfillment of the Object of Rotary, Rotary’s mission, and the achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national and international humanitarian, educational and cultural programs.
Humanitarian Programs grants enable Rotarians to increase their support of international service projects that provide water wells, basic shelter, medical care, literacy classes and other essentials to people in need. Rotarian participation is key to the success of these projects:
- Matching Grants
- Individual Grants
- District Simplified Grants
- 3-H Grants (currently under moratorium)
- Blane Community Immunization Grants
Information on all these programs is available from your District Foundation Committee.