The mission of The Rotary Foundation 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.
The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
The Rotary Foundation is one of the foremost non-governmental charities in the World. The educational support program is the largest private scholarship endowment in the World.
The Rotary Foundation is one of the world’s leading charitable organisations and each Rotarian can be justly proud of its achievements.
Polio Eradication remains a top priority for Rotary
In 1985 Rotary International started a campaign to immunise the children of the world against polio. Rotary is a spearheading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.
This is the largest public health project in the World.
It has spanned 200 counties, utilised 20 million volunteers, immunised over 2 billion children, probably spared 5 million from disability and averted more than a million deaths.