“Service Above Self”
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International was created in 1917 for the purpose of “doing good in the world.” It supports Rotary’s efforts to further world understanding and peace. Governed by 13 Trustees – the foundation has assets of approximately $621 million. Funding is supported solely by volunteer contributions from Rotarians & friends & now provides for more than $90 million annually.
Rotary’s international network helps link people in need with Rotarians in other countries who can provide resources. The Foundation’s humanitarian programs improve health care systems, support sustainable sources of food and water, and provide literacy and vocational training — particularly in developing countries.
Community Service is the “heartbeat of Rotary” – encompassing all the activities that Rotarians undertake to improve the quality of life for people within a club’s area.