Financial SupportRotary’s Second Century of Service:
Two Needs, Two Ways of Giving
Rotarians around the world give generously to their foundation to accomplish a wide range of humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs. These gifts ensure that the dream of a better life becomes a reality for hundreds of thousands of deserving people throughout the world each year.
The Annual Program Fund is the cornerstone of the Rotary Foundation. Without the continuing annual gifts from Rotarians, there would be no Ambassadorial Scholars and no Group Study Exchange, to name a few. The Annual Programs Funds allows the Foundation to support a predictable level of recurring programming.
To ensure the Foundation’s strong future, the Permanent Fund is invested in perpetuity. A portion of the fund is allocated to benefit Foundation programs every year, providing an extra stream of income to meet the increasing demand for the Foundation’s programs and to ensure the Foundation’s ability to meet urgent human needs into the future. Rotarians already have contributed over US$90 million and committed another $250 million to this endowed fund. The target is to reach $1 billion by 2025.
The Annual Programs Fund and the Permanent Fund are equally deserving of your support; they complement each other. The Annual Programs Fund supports programs today; the Permanent Fund is designed to secure those programs for tomorrow.
We invite you to invest in today’s Rotary Foundation by making yearly gifts to the Annual Programs Fund. And we invite you to invest in tomorrow by designating a gift from your current assets or a portion of your estate to the Permanent Fund.
By participating, you join fellow Rotarians whose combined efforts continue to build a better future for all of the world’s people to live in good health, harmony, and peace.