The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, the Rotary Foundation tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
The Rotary Club of Phillip Island and San Remo along with every Rotary Club around the world raises funds from members via a collection box for The Rotary Foundation. Members are encouraged to donate loose change at every meeting and this money supports the global work of The Rotary Foundation.
In addition, each project may seek a “matching grant” from the Foundation to achieve its aims. There is a rigorous process members follow to apply for these grants and our Club was successful in attaining a grant to assist the implementation of “computers into classrooms” in 2014 as part of our building a secondary school in Cambodia.
Find out more about The Rotary Foundation here.
The Rotary Foundation Goals are:
- Eradicate polio, our top priority
- Build a sense of ownership of our Foundation among Rotarians through their contributions to the Annual Programs Fund, the Permanent Fund, and our Rotary Peace Centres
- Continue our progress on the Future Vision plan and align our service projects with the six areas of focus:
Peace and conflict prevention/ resolution
Disease prevention and treatment
Water and sanitation
Maternal and child health
Basic education and literacy
Economic and community development