Annual giving and the Permanent Fund
Rotarians contribute to The Rotary Foundation’s programs because of Rotary’s proven record of meeting basic human needs. Their donations to the Foundation’s Annual Programs Fund in 2010-11 totaled $107.7 million, the second-highest in the Foundation's history.
Rotarians also set a record in online giving by contributing $4.1 million during a special two-day promotion. Online contributions of $100 or more to the Annual Programs Fund received double Paul Harris Fellow recognition credit in honor of Rotary’s anniversary on 23 February.
The Rotary Peace Centers Major Gifts Initiative has raised more than $58 million, surpassing its goal of $55 million by 30 June 2011. Launched in 2005, the initiative aims to create a $95 million endowment fund by 2015 to provide secure funding for the Rotary Peace Centers.