Make a difference by giving to one of the six areas of focus funds
Have water and sanitation projects captured your interest and you would like to donate to them on a recurring basis? Or maybe for the International Day of the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October you'd like to make a special one-time donation to economic and community development? Starting in mid-October, you can target specific areas of focus funds to donate to through The Rotary Foundation's Annual Programs Fund -- and how you'd like to give to them.
Rotarians, friends of Rotary, and other organizations can choose to direct their APF contributions to any of the Foundation’s six areas of focus. Building on the ongoing support directed to APF-World Fund and APF-SHARE, these additional giving opportunities reinforce the Foundation's strategic priorities.
The areas of focus are
- Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Water and sanitation
- Maternal and child health
- Basic education and literacy
- Economic and community development
APF contributions directed to any of the six areas of focus are included toward a club's annual giving goal and per capita calculations. Likewise, these additional giving choices are eligible for all Annual Programs Fund recognition opportunities ; including Every Rotarian, Every Year; Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member; Paul Harris Fellow; Paul Harris Society; Major Donor; and Arch C. Klumph Society. They also count toward all club recognition opportunities.
District designated funds
Areas of focus designated contributions are not included in a district’s SHARE calculation. Therefore, they do not generate any district designated funds (DDF). The Annual Programs Fund SHARE contributions remain crucial because SHARE contributions are the primary source of funding for Foundation programs.
In mid-October, Rotarians and friends of Rotary can also make one-time or recurring gifts to the Foundation online and in 12 different currencies at www.rotary.org/contribute.
Make a difference with a donation to The Rotary Foundation.