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Foundation Foundation The Rotary E VERY R OTARIAN, E VERY Y EAR E VERY R OTARIAN, E VERY Y EAR The Programs of O UR R OTARY F OUNDATION Our Motto: “Doing.

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1 Foundation Foundation The Rotary E VERY R OTARIAN, E VERY Y EAR E VERY R OTARIAN, E VERY Y EAR The Programs of O UR R OTARY F OUNDATION Our Motto: “Doing Good in the World”

2 The Rotary Foundation Working towards… The Elimination of Poverty Environmental Conservation Food Security, Health Care and Education Mediation and Conflict Resolution World Peace and Understanding

3 PolioPlus More than 2 billion children received oral polio vaccine since 1985More than 2 billion children received oral polio vaccine since 1985 Rotary will have committed over US$700 million to eradicate polioRotary will have committed over US$700 million to eradicate polio

4 Partnered with seven leading universities around the world, establishing six Rotary CentersPartnered with seven leading universities around the world, establishing six Rotary Centers To advance knowledge and world understanding among potential future leadersTo advance knowledge and world understanding among potential future leaders Rotary Peace & Conflict Studies Rotary Peace & Conflict Studies ● Est at Chulalonghorn University- 3 month program Rotary Centers for International Studies

5 Provides travel grants for teams to exchange visits between paired areas in different countriesProvides travel grants for teams to exchange visits between paired areas in different countries A team consists of four non- Rotarian young professionals and one Rotarian who leads the groupA team consists of four non- Rotarian young professionals and one Rotarian who leads the group All Rotarians are eligible to apply as team leadersAll Rotarians are eligible to apply as team leaders Group Study Exchange

6 Established in 1947 to further international understandingEstablished in 1947 to further international understanding Among the world's largest privately funded international scholarship programsAmong the world's largest privately funded international scholarship programs 38,000 scholars from 110 countries have served as ambassadors of goodwill38,000 scholars from 110 countries have served as ambassadors of goodwillAmbassadorialScholarships

7 A District Simplified Grant (DSG) is a tool Rotary districts utilize to support short-term, humanitarian projects that benefit the communityA District Simplified Grant (DSG) is a tool Rotary districts utilize to support short-term, humanitarian projects that benefit the community Funded through a portion of District Designated Funds (DDF) to support projects locally or internationallyFunded through a portion of District Designated Funds (DDF) to support projects locally or internationallyDistrictGrants Simplified

8 Awarded to faculty members to teach in a developing country for three to ten months.Awarded to faculty members to teach in a developing country for three to ten months. Over 460 teachers have shared this experience since the start of the program.Over 460 teachers have shared this experience since the start of the program. Grants for Grants for University Teachers

9 Volunteer Service Grants subsidize travel for international humanitarian service in Rotary countries for 5 to 60 days.Volunteer Service Grants subsidize travel for international humanitarian service in Rotary countries for 5 to 60 days. Funding may be used to plan specific humanitarian projects for future implementation or to provide direct service to a specific project in a benefiting community.Funding may be used to plan specific humanitarian projects for future implementation or to provide direct service to a specific project in a benefiting community. Volunteer Volunteer Service Grants

10 Matches contributions raised by Rotary clubs and districts for international service projects involving Rotary clubs in two or more countriesMatches contributions raised by Rotary clubs and districts for international service projects involving Rotary clubs in two or more countries Over US$291 million spent on nearly 27,000 grants in 171 countries since 1965Over US$291 million spent on nearly 27,000 grants in 171 countries since 1965 GrantsMatching

11 3-H Grants Funds 2-4 yr. long-term, self-help grassroots development projects too large for one club or district to implement on their ownFunds 2-4 yr. long-term, self-help grassroots development projects too large for one club or district to implement on their own Since 1978, over US $74 million has funded over 300 projects in 77 countriesSince 1978, over US $74 million has funded over 300 projects in 77 countries

12 After the deadly tsunami in South Asia in 2004, TRF established this fund to assist Rotarians in supporting long- term recovery efforts.After the deadly tsunami in South Asia in 2004, TRF established this fund to assist Rotarians in supporting long- term recovery efforts. Solidarity in South Asia Solidarity in South Asia Disaster Recovery Created in , this Created in , this program allows Rotarians to program allows Rotarians to contribute funds to specific contribute funds to specific disasters. disasters.

13 Every club will set its APF & Permanent Fund goalsEvery club will set its APF & Permanent Fund goals Suggested Annual Programs Fund goals:Suggested Annual Programs Fund goals: –100 % Member Participation –US$100 per capita –10-15 % Increase

14 “What an impact this wonderful organization has had on my life! I can hold my head high and say... I helped to … –eliminate Polio; –educate thousands of students; –build numerous houses, schools, medical clinics; –I am helping promote peace and global understanding. I am doing all of this because I am a Rotarian! “ - Mary Q. Garrison Wilber Rotary Club District 5650

15 Your support is critical for a peaceful and prosperous world during Rotary’s Second Century of Service Thank You!


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