Rotary Foundation - Rotary's own charity

The Rotary Foundation is a not for profit corporation enabling Rotarians and their partners to achieve sustainable solutions to global problems. Widely recognised as being in the top 5 for Best Value Charity Giving, it celebrated its 1st 100 years in 2017

The Rotary Foundation - celebrating 100 years of doing good in the world in the Rotary year 2016/17

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.


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Visit our new Rotary Scholars website to read about scholarship opportunities and current and past scholars linked to District 1090. This includes full details of the D1090 scholarship for study in 2019-20. The deadline for applicaitons for the D1090 scholarship was 31st March 2019. Please note that other Rotary districts will have different deadlines for their scholarships.

Read about the Oxford Concert for Peace with the World Peace Orchestra. To be held in the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford on Saturday 21st September.

For Clubs

Read the guidelines and download the application forms for district grants. Preliminary application forms should be submitted by 21st June 2019.

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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. 

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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Rotary Foundation - Rotary's own charity pages:

Humanitarian Grants: District Grants and Global Grants

Humanitarian grants from the Rotary Foundation enable Rotarians to support service projects that provide water wells, medical care, literacy classes and other essentials to people in need. Rotarian participation is key to the project's success.

Rotary Youth Exchange – USA Tour ’81 Alumni Association

Inspiring Alumni from Rotary Programmes

Each year, thousands participate in Rotary's educational and youth programs, all known for fostering international understanding and friendship. But the experience doesn't have to end when the program is over.


Our Vocational Training Team, teaching emergency birth skills in Uganda

Our Vocational Training Team was established in 2013, with its first visits in 2014, followed by visits each year since then


The Centenary of the Rotary Foundation

help us celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Foundation


Rotary Working for Peace

Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution is a top priority for members of Rotary and one of the organisation's Six Areas of Focus.

our Rotary Scholars in 2017/18

Rotary Scholars

This is the one of Rotary's largest programmes, running since 1947.

Our Rotary Foundation

Giving to our Rotary Foundation


End Polio Now

Rotary's remarkable commitment. Working with an incredible network of people, we really are so close to eradicating polio.


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