What does my contributing support go towards?
Programs Fund - For Support Today
The Annual Programs Fund supports Foundation programs in 163 countries on seven continents. From digging clean water wells for villages in Africa to teaching basic literacy skills to children in Latin America, during any given moment in a day, thousands of Rotarians volunteer their time and expertise to ensure that all contributions given to the Annual Programs Fund are spent wisely on quality Rotary projects.
Because districts share decision-making about program funding with the Trustees, every Rotarian has a voice in planning for the future. Each year, members of the District Rotary Foundation Committee (DRFC), in consultation with Rotarians in their district, decide how the district will use its SHARE DDF.
SHARE system is the mechanism by which Rotary Foundation program awards
are distributed worldwide. Through the SHARE system, contributions
to The Rotary Foundation are transformed into Ambassadorial Scholarships,
Matching Grants for International Humanitarian Projects, Group Study
Exchanges, and more.
The World Fund is used by the Foundation to pay for the worldwide programs available to all Rotary districts, regardless of specific contributions. DDF is used by the district to fund the Foundation programs in which it chooses to participate, such as Ambassadorial Scholarships, credit toward the sponsor portion of a Matching Grant, or an extra Group Study Exchange.
Rotarian, Every Year
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, throughout its history, has prided itself on being responsive to the challenges that confront humanity. Rotarians, through their spirit of volunteerism and generous philanthropy, remain at the heart of the Foundation's mission to eradicate polio and further its humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs worldwide. As global leaders for doing good in the world, Rotarians work together to change lives in meaningful ways; they bridge the divide among people to foster world understanding and peace. Rotary International hopes that every Rotarian will take this opportunity to participate in their Rotary Foundation and help to grow and sustain the Foundation's many wonderful programs.
The generous support from Every Rotarian, Every Year to the Annual Programs Fund rebuilds impoverished communities and nations by resolving conflict, championing human rights, eradicating disease, feeding the hungry, and educating children and adults. Contributions to the Annual Programs Fund ensure a brighter future for all. Imagine how much more good we could do with the participation of Every Rotarian, Every Year.
Every Rotarian Every Year Club: Rotary clubs must achieve a US$100 APF per capita and every active dues-paying member of the club personally contributes US$100 or more to the Annual Programs Fund (APF-SHARE) during the Rotary year. This annual banner recognition is awarded following the conclusion of the Rotary year, and is based on active membership as of 30 June.
Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member Program
When you make a contribution to Rotary, you can be assured that your gift will be used to its fullest by Rotarians throughout the world. Beginning in 2004-05, Rotarians who give US$100 or more to the Annual Programs Fund will automatically become Rotary Foundation Sustaining Members (RFSM), and are eligible to wear the RFSM sticker (provided by the club president), on their Rotary name badge. Each and every Sustaining Member gift to The Rotary Foundation is a gift of hope to those less fortunate. Every gift truly makes a difference in someone's life.
Foundation Sustaining Member Club
Permanent Fund To Secure Tomorrow
Recognition of Clubs