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Rotary Foundation

The mission of the Rotary Foundation, Rotary's corporate Charity, is to improve world understanding and the prospect of peace by supporting the local, national and international humanitarian, educational and cultural programmes of Rotarians and Rotary clubs throughout the world.


The Rotary Foundation provides funding for a varied portfolio of projects throughout the world.  The various programmes reflect the wish of Rotarians to create a better world.


The most ambitious project for the Rotary Foundation has been the eradication of poliomyelitis.  Working with others in supporting UNICEF and the World Health Organisation to immunise the children of the world against this crippling disease, Rotary International has raised in excess of $400 million.


The Rotary Foundation also provides grants and scholarships to young people, giving them the opportunity not only to study abroad but act as Ambassadors for their own countries in the pursuit of improved international relations.