The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity which the club supports each year through different programmes
The Rotary Foundation is celebrating its centennial anniversary in 2016/17. Former Rotary International President Arch Klumph’s idea for an endowment fund dedicated to ‘Doing Good In The World’ planted the seed for The Rotary Foundation in 1917. That one idea and an initial contribution of $26.50 set in motion a powerful force for good that has transformed millions of lives around the globe over the decades. Over the last 100 years, the Foundation has spent over $3 billion on humanitarian programmes across the world. This includes spearheading the movement to eradicate polio globally, as well as facilitating projects which address Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus, namely:
DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT
WATER AND SANITATION
MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
One of the programmes we support is the Global initiative to rid the world of polio, known as Polio Plus which this year has included planting 5000 crocus corms at Green Oak School in Godalming. Read about it here.