Saturday, May 18, 2024




Why Should I Give to The Rotary Foundation?

Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects throughout the world.  Charity Navigator has rated The Rotary Foundation with 4 stars (their highest rating) for 13 consecutive years.

What projects does The Rotary Foundation Support?

  • Global Grants for international projects (maximum $15,000 from district and minimum $15,000 to maximum $200,000 from global fund)
  • District Grants for local community or international projects (2021/22 – $3500, 2022/23 – $2,000-$5,000) in 2021/22 $191,281 in District Community Grant money was awarded to clubs in District 5020
  • Scholarship Programs (District, Global and Peace Scholarships)
  • Polio Plus Program (we are over 11 months without a case of wild poliovirus in Pakistan and only four cases in Afghanistan) – Down from 140 cases in 2020 of Poliovirus in the world, in 2021

What impact can one donation have? (US dollars)

  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness
  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children

What is the easiest way to donate to The Rotary Foundation?

  • Click on DONATE
  • Click one time donation or recurring donation (Rotary Direct)
  • Through Rotary Direct you can set the donation amount and how often you would like to donate
  • Donation can be from as little as $5 a month!

How does giving to The Rotary Foundation help my club?

  • The more money donated to the Rotary Foundation the more money there is to support grants for projects undertaken by clubs
  • The clubs with the highest percentage of club members on Rotary Direct by May 1, 2022, will share in $4,000 prize money towards a club project. First prize is $2,500!

For more information about The Rotary Foundation go to and 

$191,281 in District Community Grants for 2021/22
Girls with Dignity IV Bainbridge Island
Amolatar Village Borehole Bainbridge Island
MC Qwalayu House Rotary Room  Campbell River Daybreak 
Covid Assistance for Pokhara, Nepal Campbell River Noon
San Antonio Palopo Guatemala health improvement Chemainus
MC CVCDA Accessibility Project Comox
Rio Blanco Water Project Comox
Seed Storage Silos Courtenay
Manzanillo Migrant Mission Crossroads of Kitsap County
Tanzania \Nandala Primary School Water Tank Duncan
Second Stage for Improvement of the Honey Collection Center of indigenous Mazatec producers Duncan Daybreak
Philippine Cleft Palate Phase 5 Gig Harbor
Philippine Cleft Palate phase 6  Gig Harbor
Freidis Disability Center Health and Sanitation Gig Harbor Midday
Little Food Pantries Gig Harbor Midday
Summer Youth Program on Key Peninsula Gig Harbor North
Toilets in Nigeria Villiage Binji LG  Gig Harbor North
MC Playground for Family Support/Olympia Learning Center Lacey/Tumwater/Olympia
Women’s Centre improvements, Gas stoves, wash basins, nutritional training, for San Lucas  Ladysmith
Economic Empowerment Through Goat Farming Lakewood
Bring the Affected  Children for Knowledge (BACK)  Lakewood
Mental Health Drop-In Center Nanaimo
Transition Support for At-Risk and Homeless Youth Nanaimo
Computers for Disadvanged Students Nanaimo Daybreak
Peace International High School Completion Nanaimo Daybreak
North Mason Giving Tree North Mason County
Cooperatives for Young Mothers Rwanda Oak Bay Victoria
Thurston County Food Bank Support  Olympia
San Quintin – Homeless Housing Unit Project Parksville AM
Dignity Toilets Togo Port Angeles (Norwester)
No Cook Food Bags for the Homeless & Housing Insecure Port Angeles Noon Club
Feiro Marine Life Digital Learning  Port Angeles Noon Club
Port Angeles Pumptrack  Port Angeles norwester
Shelter from the Storm Tiny House Build Port Townsend
Purchase medical equipment, material, and supplies for Health Promoters in Rural Bolivia Poulsbo
Kitchen Space for School in Burkina Faso Poulsbo – North Kitsap
Story Walk in Bradley Lake Park Puyallup South Hill
Arrowsmith Search and Rescue Operations Centre Qualicum Beach
Humanitarian aid to Cabo Corrientes  Qualicum Beach Sunrise
StoveTeam – Guatemala Sequim Sunrise
North Saanich Bus stop shelter/bike locker Sidney
Kitsap Mental Health Furnishings for new South Kitsap Location South Kitsap
El Tuito River Cleanup Strathcona Sunrise Courtney
Morrison Creek Nature Park Trail Rehabilitation Strathcona Sunrise Courtney
Servicing Our Marginalized Community Tacoma 8
Food is Free Tacoma Project Tacoma North
COFIA Demonstration Farm Project Tacoma North
Unplugged Hub – Computer Training Among Marginalized Youth in India  Tacoma South
Water Testing and BioSand Water Filter Construction in India  Tacoma South
Mungu Zambia Rachel Plus Project  Tacoma Sunrise
Nambia Farm School Video projector project Tacoma Sunrise
Plan del Vergel well 2 Twin Cities (Centralia-Chehalis)
Guatemala Sewing Project  Twin Cities (Centralia-Chehalis)
Broken Group Islands Beach Clean Ucluelet
Family Reunification of Indigenous Mothers at Risk for Homelessness and Their Children Victoria
Beekeeping training for 10 people in Kpagamai Victoria Hraborurside
Plan del Vergel Part 2 West Olympia 
 ES 2021 Summer Nutrition Program Yelm Rotary



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