The Rotary Foundation is Rotary’s International charity, and its Mission is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty. 
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The Foundation has 7 Areas of Focus for a project to be accepted for support.
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Basic Education & Literacy
  • Community Economic Development
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Supporting the Environment
  • Peace Building & Conflict Prevention
  • Fighting disease
...and allocates around $100 million each year across these areas, mainly through Global and District grants.
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How Have We Seen the Work of the Foundation
  1. Received District Grants for recent Club Projects to: provide a container of medical supplies to Sri Lanka and for an education program for village girls in Laos.
  2. Funding our current Year 11-12 Schooling Scholarship at Balwyn High School
  3. Funding the new Rotary Centenary Playground on the Yarra ; a project for our cluster.
  4. Enabling our Club to recognise people’s contribution to the Club and to Rotary via Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) recognitions.
  5. Funding International Peace Fellow & Global Grant scholarships in our District.
How Do We/Can We Support the Foundation
  1. The Club makes a contribution each year to the Foundation’s Annual Fund.
  2. The Club supports the annual Foundation Business Breakfast and the End Polio Walk.
  3. Many Club Members make individual contributions at different $ levels, and several have received PHF recognitions that reflect the generous levels of financial support they have provided to the Foundation.
If you’re interested in making a contribution to the Foundation, please contact me on 0438062424 or
You can make one-off or annual contributions up to $1000- per year, tax deductible.