Whether we’re helping to eradicate polio in Pakistan or providing clean water to schools in Mozambique, our work is funded by three sources — our members, outside donors, and market investments. This funding is vital to the lasting change we’re creating in communities all over the world.
We are responsible leaders
Responsible leadership means being both efficient and trustworthy with the donations we receive. We’re committed to making the most out of every dollar; that’s why we use over 90% of our funding for program expenses.
This commitment has earned us a top rating of four stars from Charity Navigator, the largest and most utilized independent evaluator of nonprofits in the United States.
What we do with donations
Each year, gifts to The Rotary Foundation fund thousands of projects around the globe. Here are a few examples:
- $1 million spent on rapid-response grants to fight polio outbreaks in the Horn of Africa and the Middle East.
- $98,500 spent to provide clean drinking water, irrigate crops, and establish fish farms in rural Kenya.
- $25,550 spent to provide 600 indigent women in Honduras with business training and access to small loans, in partnership with microlender the Adelante Foundation.
Our support is worldwide
Our commitment to transparency
Being financially responsible means having nothing to hide. Explore the links below to learn more about how we earn and spend our money.
- 2013-14 annual report (view online or download PDF)
- 2013-14 Rotary International audited financial statement
- 2013-14 Rotary Foundation audited financial statement
- 2012-13 Rotary International Form 990
- 2012-13 Rotary Foundation Form 990