Our president and trustee chair reflect on the 2020-21 Rotary year.
As a global organization that operates in nearly every country, Rotary takes stewardship of its funds seriously. 
Donors from around the world explain why they support The Rotary Foundation and what excites them about the Foundation’s future. 
We honor the donors who joined the Arch Klumph Society and the Legacy Society this year.
Year in review
Here’s a look at how we made a difference this year by providing the connections, service, and advocacy to our communities need.
Increasing our impact
Our members are known for getting results. Our collective efforts can change lives for generations.
We are stronger when we work together, within our clubs and our communities.
We want our members and participants to find long-term value in their relationship with Rotary.
When we adapt to the changing world around us, we find new ways to engage our members like never before.
 

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From our leaders

  • Our president and trustee chair reflect on the 2020-21 Rotary year.

 Finances 

  • The Rotary Foundation expended $US384 million with 92% going to programs and the rest on fund development and general administration
  • Rotarians pay $US68 in membership dues to Rotary International. These funds are used to support our members, clubs, and districts.

Reasons for giving

  • How does giving to The Rotary Foundation enhance your experience with Rotary?
  • What impact do you hope your donation will have on future generations?
  • How does donating to The Rotary Foundation expand Rotary’s reach?
  • When you think about The Rotary Foundation’s future, what are you most excited about?

Arch Klumph Society and Legacy Society members
Year in review

  • Strengthening our foundation for our future
  • A look at some of the ways we made a difference this year by providing the connections, service, and advocacy our communities need.

Increasing our impact

  • To encourage innovative change-makers to partner with us, we’re implementing evidence-based programs that help define and measure our impact. Through data-driven decisions, we can improve our projects and outcomes, creating more effective change that can be scaled up and applied to other communities.

Expanding our reach

  • Doing more, together
  • People of action come from every background and are in every community. They may be Rotary members or other local leaders who share our passion for service and friendship. We expand Rotary’s capacity for doing good when we welcome and engage people who represent a variety of experiences, cultures, and perspectives.

Enhancing engagement

  • Putting members and participants first
  • To ensure a strong future for Rotary, we must provide a fulfilling experience to every member and participant. Clubs are listening to what their members want and making changes to meet those needs while staying true to Rotary’s vision, mission, and values. By remaining flexible and receptive to new ideas, we make members and participants feel valued and respected.
  • We want our members and participants to find long-term value in their relationship with Rotary.

Increasing our ability to adapt

  • To succeed, organizations must be nimble, responsive, and open to new ideas. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Rotary has demonstrated that we can adapt in the face of adversity — and thrive. Balancing our traditions with the needs of today and tomorrow creates experiences and relationships that will carry us forward for years to come.