The mission of The Rotary Foundation of is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.  All the local and international projects and programs — along with so much more good work — are funded by the generous support of Rotary members like you. Your gifts are helping Rotarians do good every day, in every part of the world. You can take pride in the knowledge that you are truly making a difference for millions of people in need — from the most desperate refugee to a young mother undergoing a difficult birth to the children all over the world who will now enjoy a polio‑free life.

Rotary provides you with 4 different options to support The Rotary Foundation.  The first option is with a one‑time donation directly on the website at  From this page you can donate to one of Rotary’s Featured Causes, a specific Area of Focus, an endowment, or a specific Global Grant.  Contributions to a Featured Cause are eligible for Paul Harris Fellow recognition.  These causes are:

  • Annual Fund‑SHARE
  • Polio Fund
  • World Fund
  • Disaster Response Fund

When you complete this online form, your donation will be securely charged to your credit card.

The second option is like the first option except you select recurring donation and enroll in Rotary Direct.  You can schedule a monthly, quarterly, or annual donation that empowers Rotarians to change lives in communities around the world.  When you enroll in Rotary Direct, you select from Rotary’s Featured Causes or an Area of Focus.  You can enroll in Rotary Direct more than once so that you can support more than one cause such and the Annual Fund‑SHARE and Polio Fund.  The shortest link to Rotary Direct is

The third option is to mail a check or make a wire transfer to The Rotary Foundation.  You will need to download The Rotary Foundation Contribution Form at  You can mail your completed form and check to:

The Rotary Foundation
14280 Collections Center Dr
Chicago, IL  60693

The fourth option may take some coordination between your financial institution and The Rotary Foundation.  One example would be making a Qualified Charitable Distribution from your IRA.  You will find instructions and sample letters at Qualified Charitable Distribution Instructions.

If you have any questions or problems, you can call Rotary World Headquarters at phone 866‑9‑Rotary (866‑976‑8279) Monday‑Friday 8 am to 5 pm Central Time for assistance.