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Rotary works with a variety of partners around the world to transform communities, amplify our impact, advance important causes, and make global connections.


Polio eradication partners 

Rotary International is a leading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, along with: 

  • World Health Organization
  • US. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Donor governments

Project partner

  • ShelterBox

Service partners

  • Ashoka
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness
  • Mediators Beyond Borders International
  • Peace Corps

Strategic partners

  • Institute for Economics and Peace
  • U.S. Agency for International Development

United Nations

  • Rotary International appoints representatives to work with several United Nations agencies and global organizations in 15 capital cities around the world.

Corporate partners

  • Red Nose Day Fund of Comic Relief USA
  • Global Affairs Canada
  • DollarDays
  • Giantmicrobes
  • MyPostcard

A fluid approach to water

The Rotary-USAID partnership provided a medical clinic in Osedzi, Ghana with a borehole and a solar-powered pump.

The lack of access to clean water, sanitation facilities, and hygiene resources is one of the world’s biggest health problems — and one of the hardest to solve.

For more than a decade, Rotary has partnered with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs that have a significant, sustainable impact in developing countries. It is Rotary’s largest partnership effort outside of eradicating polio.

This unique public-private partnership leverages the business skills and community leadership of Rotary volunteers along with USAID’s technical expertise and government relationships.

Over the last 10 years, Rotary and USAID together have committed $18 million to the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, Ghana, Uganda, and a soon-to-be-named final country. 

The lessons learned from over a decade of partnership have led Rotarians to provide innovative solutions for sustainable delivery of WASH services, such as increased investments in advocacy, monitoring, and supporting community management structures.