Rotary Foundation Charity

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The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to support the efforts of Rotary International in the fulfillment of the Object of Rotary, Rotary’s mission, and the achievement of world understanding and peace through local, national, and international humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs.

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. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International’s sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary “to do good in the world.” It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 to almost US$118 million contributed in 2004-05. Its event-filled history is a story of Rotarians learning the value of service to humanity.

One of the important features of the Rotary Foundation is that the ratio of moneys delivered on projects/ to funds donated is about 90%  ie only 10% lost in administration at all levels as opposed to many more profligate “Charities”

We are responsible leaders. Responsible leadership means being both efficient and trustworthy with our donations. We’re committed to making the most out of every dollar we receive—that’s why we use nearly 90% of our funding for program expenses in an industry where the average is only 65%.

Breakdown of SpendingRI Foundation financials

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Leading The Rotary Foundation Committee         FoundChair@d9550rotary.org.au