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.
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The Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary club has collectively donated over $100,000 to The Rotary Foundation which meets our ALL TIME GIVING goal.  Last October when our District Governor visited, we set a goal of $100,000 by Bill Maule's presidency.  We exceeded that in our third quarter reaching a donation total of$104,524.  We will celebrate with a cake during our next district governor’s visit. 


Participation in the Rotary Foundation is voluntary.  All members are encouraged to participate to some degree and the anniversary of the start of Rotary is a perfect opportunity.  Think in terms of 114 dimes.  Donate $11.40 by giving Helen or De' a check which they can forward to Rotary International or go on line and donate directly.