Giving to the Rotary Foundation
When you give to The Rotary Foundation, you fuel our service projects – projects that eradicate polio, promote peace, and improve developing communities.
At the end of every Rotary year, contributions directed to the Annual Fund from Rotary clubs in the district are divided between the World Fund and the District Designated Fund, or DDF. At the end of three years, District
6600 can use the DDF to pay for Foundation, club, and district projects that our clubs and others in the District choose.
Districts may use up to half of their DDF to fund district grants. The remaining DDF are to be used for global grants or donated to PolioPlus or the Rotary Peace Centers. This amount is separate from the Polio Plus giving.
The DDF is used for our smaller projects as opposed to minimum $30,000 projects which are Global grants. Let’s support District 6600!
Through a planned gift, donors can provide ongoing support to Rotary programs. Donors can choose structured gifts to be made after their lifetimes and take advantage of financial and tax benefits. The most common gift structure is a provision in an estate plan.
- A provision in a will including codicils
- A provision in a trust
- Insurance beneficiary designations
- Real estate and other asset transfers
- Gifts of retirement plan assets or other financial accounts
Your legacy, Rotary’s promise.
Give to the Endowment today and watch as the value of your gift grows and investment earnings improve communities.
The purpose of the Endowment Fund is to ensure the long-term viability of The Rotary Foundation and its programs. Contributions made to the Endowment Fund are invested in perpetuity.
Many view the Endowment Fund as the foundation’s “savings account” whose interest supports the Annual Fund, the Rotary Foundation’s “checking account.”
Unlike the Annual Fund whose money is distributed four years after contribution, the Endowment Fund’s principal is never spent and is structured to maintain value.
With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.
The Rotary Foundation has a 4-star rating with Charity Navigator – the highest an organization can achieve. Over 92% of all money collected goes directly to programs and helping others in one of the six areas of focus:
The Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) initiative encourages all Rotary club members to contribute $100 every year to help us reach our goal to support the Rotary Foundation.
PAUL HARRIS FELLOW
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.
Rotary established the 1957 to encourage and show appreciation for substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships.
Named after the sixth president of Rotary, the Arch Klumph Society recognizes The Rotary Foundation’s highest tier of donors — those who have contributed $250,000 or more during their lifetime.
When you make a commitment for future gifts of $10,000 or more to The Rotary Foundation, you’ll be invited to join the Bequest Society.
Major Donor recognition occurs when your cumulative donations reach $10,000.
PAUL HARRIS SOCIETY
The Paul Harris Society recognizes Rotary members and friends of The Rotary Foundation who elect to contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus Fund, or approved global grants.
The purpose of the Paul Harris Society is to honor and thank individuals for their generous, ongoing support of The Rotary Foundation.