Basic information about Rotary:


Rotary International is a global organization that operates in nearly every country in the world and deals in twenty-nine (29) currencies.  Rotary takes stewardship of its funds very seriously.  Money is spent on life-changing, sustainable grants, as well as programs and services that support its members’ transformative work. Three billion dollars have been invested in thousands of projects over the past 100 years.


Rotary International is a member organization and is overseen by its Board of Directors.  As a separate part of RI, the Rotary Foundation is organized as a public charity operating exclusively for charitable purposes and is governed by a Board of Trustees. RI and TRF are both tax-exempt organizations.  (The former is new for RI)



The headquarters of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation are in Evanston, Illinois, USA. There are associate foundations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, German, India, Japan and the United Kingdom.  


Contributions to The Rotary Foundation enables Rotary to carry out its live saving work.  Giving to the Foundation is much easier – just go to


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