Endowment Fund

Establish your legacy by ensuring The Rotary Foundation can meet the world's vital needs for generations to come. Your gift helps us prevent disease, promote peace, and advance communities well into the future.

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SHARE

You can designate the spendable earnings from your endowed gift to SHARE, which makes a portion available to support, club, and district projects.

World Fund

The World Fund provides the necessary funding for our highest priority activities around the globe. Fifty percent of SHARE-designated contributions are applied to the World Fund. You can also designate the spendable earnings from your endowed gift entirely to the World Fund, to be used for critical activities.


WAYS TO SUPPORT ROTARY'S FUTURE

Planned giving

The Foundation offers several ways to structure your gift of a lifetime, which may provide U.S. tax and other financial benefits to you and your loved ones.

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Areas of focus

You can strengthen one of Rotary's top priorities by designating your gift to an area of focus:

  • Promoting peace
  • Fighting disease
  • Providing clean water
  • Saving mothers and children
  • Supporting education
  • Growing local economies

HOW DOES THE ENDOWMENT FUND WORK?

A portion of available earnings from our Endowment Fund supplements Foundation activities and helps strengthen our future commitments. Your contributions are invested in perpetuity. A percentage of the total value of the Endowment Fund is spent annually to benefit current and future Foundation grants and programs. The Foundation has set a goal of $1 billion in Endowment Fund assets and gift commitments by 2025.

The Foundation has recognition opportunities for your gift that include:

  • Benefactor
  • Bequest Society membership
  • Major Donor
  • Arch C. Klumph Society membership

Learn more about these and other endowed naming opportunities.

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