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The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation of RI is a not-forprofit

corporation whose mission is to enable

Rotarians to advance world understanding,

goodwill, and peace through the improvement

of health, the support of education, and the

alleviation of poverty.

Financial Support

In the year ended 30 June 2007, The Rotary

Foundation received contributions totaling

US$133.1 million and spent $118.9 million

in support of humanitarian and educational

programs implemented by clubs and districts.

Contributions from Rotarians go into one of three main funds:

v Annual Programs Fund , which provides grants and

awards through Foundation programs

v Permanent Fund , an endowment from which only a

portion of the earnings are spent in support of Foundation

programs, ensuring the long-term viability of the


v PolioPlus Fund , which supports Rotary's dream of a

polio-free world

Every dollar contributed by Rotarians funds the humanitarian,

educational, and cultural programs and program operations.

Clubs and districts apply for and receive Foundation grants to

carry out many worthy projects worldwide. The Every Rotarian,

Every Year initiative, designed to encourage worldwide

annual per capita giving of $100 or more, supports vital Foundation