The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.


During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent over $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.


Why should I donate to The Rotary Foundation?

Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.

How does The Rotary Foundation use donations?

Our 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes. With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies.

What impact can one donation have?

It can save a life. A child can be protected from polio with as little as 60 cents. Our partners make your donation go even further. For every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2.

How much of the donation goes towards the programs?

91% of donations are directly spent on programs. The Rotary Foundation has achieved a 4 star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest rating possible.
How do Parksville AM Rotarians support The Foundation?
Since its establishment in 1994, the Rotary Club of Parksville AM has contributed over $223,000 to The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund and Polio Plus.

In the 2019-20 Rotary year, Club members donated $9641 US to the Annual Fund and $5635 US to Polio Plus.  The goals for donations in the 2020-21 Rotary year are:  Annual Fund $7000 US and Polio Plus $2500 US.

During Foundation month in November 2020, all lump sum donations of $100 Canadian or more to the Foundation will be matched with Foundation Recognition Points which will double a member’s contribution recognition towards a Paul Harris Fellow or a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow.