The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary Foundation - as distinct from our Jerusalem Rotary Club Foundation - is the charitable arm of Rotary International. It's main task is to support important international projects via 'Global grants' and on a smaller scale also to give support to District projects.
in 1985 Rotary International made a major decision in undertaking a world wide vaccination project in order to eradicate polio completely.
In the meantime, there are only 2 countries left where the virus is still active, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
For more information on the Polio program, see the links on our Contact/Links page
A letter from the 2016-17 Trustee Chairman of the RI Foundation
Did you know that over 750 million people — more than two-thirds of them women — are illiterate? Improving access to education is a key to breaking the cycle of poverty, and Rotarians are working to make this possible.
Using grants from The Rotary Foundation, our members partner with communities to provide affordable textbooks, integrate technology into the classroom, and ensure that students have access to clean water.
By addressing barriers to education, Rotarians are helping communities offer their children a brighter future.
See for yourself *) how The Rotary Foundation is changing the world through education, and how you can help.
Your gift to Rotary’s Annual Fund allows our members to continue championing access to education. As we celebrate 100 years of The Rotary Foundation, I hope you will join your fellow Rotarians in making a personal contribution. Our Foundation’s centennial year is the perfect time!
If you've made a gift recently but it has not yet reached the Foundation, I appreciate your generosity. As always, thank you for supporting our Foundation’s good work and for your commitment to Rotary Serving Humanity.
2016-17 Trustee Chairman
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
P.S. — Your gift of $100 opens the door to education
for students in your community and in communities
around the world.