Posted by Steve Lettau on Oct 12, 2017

Editors note: This is the third in a three part series on the structure of Rotary.

Rotary is made up of three parts:

  1. Rotary Clubs - Rotary clubs unite dedicated people to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action.
  2. Rotary International - Rotary International supports Rotary clubs worldwide by coordinating global programs and initiatives.
  3. The Rotary Foundation - The Rotary Foundation helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives.

Together, we work to make lasting change in our communities and around the world.

Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

Why should I donate to The Rotary Foundation?

Your donation 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 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes. 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 with 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.