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About the Rotary Foundation
The mission of the Rotary Foundation is to support the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs.  Paul Harris Fellows are people who have donated at least $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation.
How Does Your Gift to the Rotary Foundation Make a Difference?
Your $100 gift to the Annual Programs Fund provides:
  • Tuition and books for one year of secondary school education for two children in Kenya.
  • Four new wells for rural villages in Zimbabwe.
  • A hearing aid for a deaf child in Pakistan.
  • Three cataract eye operations in India.
  • Mosquito netting for 35 homes to help prevent the spread of malaria in Bangladesh.
  • The food necessary to improve the nutrition of 20 severely undernourished children in the Philippines.
    Your $500 gift to the Annual Programs Fund provides:
  • Twelve prosthetic limbs to an "Operation Walk" Limb Camp in Thailand.
  • A watch repair mini-business for six disabled workers in the Philippines.
  • Carpentry tools for a vocational workshop that trains 150 deaf children per year in Gambia.
    Your $1,000 gift to the Annual Programs Fund provides:
  • Sufficient vaccine to fully immunize 3,700 children against polio.
  • Materials to construct a deep bore well in India, supplying clean water to more than 300 people.
  • Establishment of a tree nursery in Jamaica that will produce 5,000 tree seedlings annually and increase family income for 700 farmers.
    Your $5,000 gift to the Annual Programs Fund provides:
  • The establishment of a fish farm and necessary vocational training.
  • The gift of literacy to 65 adults in rural Guatemala.
  • Vaccine to fully immunize 10,000 children against polio.
    Your $10,000 gift to the Annual Programs Fund provides:
  • Cleft lip and palate surgery and rehabilitation for 50 patients.
  • Thirty-three Braille typewriters for a school for the blind in Brazil.
  • Life-saving neonatal equipment for a hospital in Argentina.
  • Renovation of an orphanage in Mexico.
    Your $100,000 gift to the Annual Programs Fund provides:
  • Training and equipment for 100 severely impoverished women in low-income districts to start small sewing businesses.
  • Four ambassadorial scholarships.
  • Education about the dangers of AIDS to more than 800,000 youths between the ages of 11 and 19 in Burundi.
    Your annual gift to the Rotary Foundation helps promote world understanding and peace through countless humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs. Just imagine what we could accomplish if every Rotarian contributed $100, every year.
    Your $100 …
    joins with donations from Rotarians around the world to educate a world Peace Fellow who will go on to spread Rotary’s message of world understanding and peace.
    Your $100 …
    feeds a child in Nicaragua for a month improving nutrition vital for concentration in the classroom.
    Your $100 …
    buys oral polio vaccine for at least 150 children in Chad sparing them from polio’s crippling effects.
    Your $100 …
    helps provide a grant for a land mine victim in Cambodia to purchase fishing nets and a boat and start earning enough money to care for his family.