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Growing the Endowment

A strong Endowment is crucial to achieving Rotary’s continuing mission. By contributing to the Endowment’s growth, you enable the Foundation to fund projects now and into the future. Here you can access the District Guide to Growing the Endowment for a complete look at how to locally promote this important funding source.

United States tax benefits

Individuals who reside in the United States or who benefit from U.S. tax opportunities can structure gifts that may provide financial and tax benefits, such as:

  • Charitable Gift Annuities (immediate and deferred)
  • Charitable Remainder Trusts
  • Pooled Income Fund
  • Donor Advised Fund


Ensure your Rotary legacy — at no cost

We know that you're dedicated to creating lasting change in your community. Now you can make a strong commitment to this mission at no cost! By including Rotary in your will, you can ensure that your support continues for years to come. Use our online tool,, to set up a planned gift with Rotary and make building a better world part of your own legacy!


More information

To learn more about making a planned gift to the Foundation, contact your district Rotary Foundation chair or the nearest Rotary International office. You may also call +1-847-866-3100 or email us at

The Foundation's tax U.S. identification number is 36-3245072.

The Foundation cannot provide legal or financial advice. We urge you to consult with your legal representative or financial adviser to determine the most appropriate way for you to give.

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