Outright gifts in Canada and the United States
T here are several ways to contribute:
Outright gifts can be made easily with The Rotary Foundation’s secure online contribution system.
Make your check payable to "The Rotary Foundation" for U.S. contributions and to "The Rotary Foundation (Canada)" for Canadian contributions. Send it with the completed recognition/contribution form (PDF) to the appropriate address below:
The Rotary Foundation (Canada)
PO Box 4090 STN A
Toronto, ON M5W 0E9
The Rotary Foundation
14280 Collections Center Dr.
Chicago, IL 60693
To make a contribution with your credit card, complete the recognition/contribution form (PDF) or use our secure online contribution system.
Tangible personal property
Gifts of tangible personal property, such as jewelry or artwork, are given careful consideration on a case-by-case basis.
The Rotary Foundation’s general guidelines specify that gifts of jewelry be worth at least US$10,000 and gifts of artwork be valued at a minimum of $25,000. Gifts must also be accompanied by a written proposal, which must include a qualified appraisal, photograph, and supporting materials, such as authentication papers.
If you’re interested in making a gift of tangible personal property, contact the Gift Administration department.
Contributing appreciated securities to The Rotary Foundation may benefit you in two ways:
- You may avoid paying capital gains taxes
- You may receive a charitable tax deduction
Stocks and mutual funds can be transferred either electronically or by mail. Detailed instructions are available for residents of the United States and Canada. Do not mail stock certificates to the Foundation’s post office box.
If you are donating U.S. stock or U.S. mutual funds, complete a Publicly Traded Securities form with your gift. If you are donating Canadian stock, please follow the Canadian stock instructions. If you are sending certificates via mail, you’ll also need to complete a stock power form to assign ownership to the Foundation.
For additional information on making a gift of stock, or if you’re interested in contributing mutual funds, bonds, or closely held securities, read the Publicly Traded Securities brochure , or contact the Gift Administration department.
Recurring giving: Rotary Direct
Enroll in The Rotary Foundation’s recurring giving program, Rotary Direct, and save time, money, and lives through your generous contributions. Select an amount, frequency (monthly, quarterly or annually), and contribution method that is convenient for you. You may even direct your contributions to one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.
Enrollment is integrated with the Foundation’s secure online contribution system and is currently available in the following currencies: ARS, AUD, CAD, CHF, DKK, EUR, GBP, JPY, NZD, NOK, SEK, USD, ZAR.
The Rotary Foundation will send you an annual statement of Rotary Direct contributions for tax purposes (where applicable). For questions, or to request a paper enrollment form, please contact us at 866-9-ROTARY.
Making a gift of real estate to the Foundation may afford you financial benefits. Consult your financial adviser about your personal circumstances.
To initiate the process, you must obtain an independent qualified appraisal of the property. The property’s value should be at least $100,000 (or $25,000 for undeveloped land) if you wish to make an outright gift to the Foundation. If you’re interested in funding a charitable remainder trust, the property should be worth at least $100,000.
If you believe that a gift of real estate could benefit you and the Foundation, contact the Gift Administration department.
Rotary Foundation Sustaining Members
You can help ensure the continued success of Foundation programs by contributing a minimum of $100 each year. With a gift from every Rotarian, every year, the Foundation can do more good in the world. Read more about Sustaining Members.
Reach the Foundation’s Contact Center at 1-866-9ROTARY (1-866-976-8279) or firstname.lastname@example.org. A team of Foundation specialists will answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.
You also may contact your international office.
The Rotary Foundation’s tax identification number is 36-3245072.
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