In the Rotary year 2016/17 the Rotary Foundation is celebrating 100 years of doing good in the world
The Mission of the Rotary Foundation
The mission of the Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotary members and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world. This support is essential to make possible projects, funded with Foundation grants, that bring sustainable improvement to communities in need.
Read about Rotary Scholarships for graduate study in our district or overseas. The deadline for applications for study in 2017/18 was 21st April 2017 but this is an annual opportunity.
Read more about the scheme.
Read about Rotary Peace Fellowship for graduate study at one of the six Rotary Peace Centres around the globe. The deadline for applications was 31st May 2017, but this is an annual opportunity.
Read more about the application process.
Win a Purple Art Award! Take part in the schools' art competition, celebrating the Purple Crocuses and the End Polio Now campaign. Closing date for entries was 19th May 2017. Read more and download the entry form.
Place an order for crocus corms to paint the Thames Valley even more Purple4Polio in 2018! Download the order form from the Purple 4 Polio Crocuses for 2018 page.
Orders to be received by 24th July 2017.
For members only - Visit the Giving Reports for Clubs in D1090, to check on your club's giving to the Annual Programmes Fund and the End Polio Now campaign.
The Rotary Foundation in District 1090 across the Thames Valley
In District 1090 we have a long tradition of strong support for the Foundation. Not only have our contributions to the Annual Programmes Fund been high, but we are also fortunate to host a large number of Rotary Scholars each year, studying not only at the University of Oxford, but also at Oxford Brookes University, New Bucks University in High Wycombe, Reading University and Brunel University.
We have many clubs in the District who put a lot of energy and effort into raising funds for and awareness of Rotary's End Polio Now campaign. We have lots of clubs who run projects for local and international communities funded by District Grants and Global Grants. Our District has hosted three Peace Conferences, the most recent being Peace Through Understanding
held in September 2016 at Said Business School, Oxford and we have nominated candidates for Peace Fellowships to study at one of the six Rotary peace centres around the world.
Read more about the activities that sit within the Rotary Foundation. Follow the links below or on the right of this page.
End Polio Now
Polio Plus is Rotary International's most ambitious and enduring campaign. Initiated in 1985 to mark the 40th anniversary of the United Nations, it aimed to immunise all the world's children against Polio in partnership with the World Health Authority. In 1985 there were 365,000 cases of polio a year, with 125 different countries being endemic. The wild polio virus is now only found in two countries Pakistan and Afghanistan. We are within the 'Final Inch' of eradicating polio for good. Read more on the Polio Pages
Designed to further international understanding and goodwill, this is the world's largest privately sponsored international scholarship program and provides for study abroad for one year, in one of the 162 countries and 35 geographical regions where Rotary clubs are located. Some US $320 million has been spent on 30,000 international scholarships since the program began in 1947. Read more on the Scholars Pages
Humanitarian Grants: District Grants and Global Grants
Foundation grants help Rotary clubs and districts carry out humanitarian projects at home and in other countries. Amounts awarded relate to amount contributed in previous years and require matching funding and practical input from Rotarians. District 1090 has utilised both Global and District Grants in a variety of ways. Read more on the Grants Pages.
Peace Fellows & the Oxford Peace Conference
Rotary Peace Fellows are leaders promoting national and international cooperation, peace, and the successful resolution of conflict throughout their lives, in their careers, and through service activities. Study Fellowships are available at six Rotary Centres in partnership with leading universities, world-wide. Read more about the Peace Fellows and the Peace Conference.
For more information or to invite a member of the Foundation Committee to speak to your Rotary Club members, contact Karen Eveleigh
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