The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit
corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve
world understanding and peace through international humanitarian,
educational, and cultural exchange programs.
The Foundation's Humanitarian Programs fund
international Rotary club and district projects to improve the quality of
life, providing health care, clean water, food, education, and other
essential needs primarily in the developing world. One of the major
Humanitarian Programs is PolioPlus, which seeks to eradicate the polio virus
worldwide by the end of 2000. Through its Educational Programs, the
Foundation provides funding for some 1200 students to study abroad each
year. Grants are also awarded to university teachers to teach in developing
countries and for exchanges of business and professional people. Former
participants in the Foundation's programs have the opportunity to continue
their affiliation with Rotary as Foundation Alumni.
The Rotary Foundation is supported solely by
voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who
share its vision of a better world. Included in this section is information
pertaining to the history of The Rotary Foundation, its financial support,
its Alumni programs, training and resources, and the SHARE system.