The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that our Houston-area rotary clubs do to change lives close to home, and around the GLOBE.

During the past 103 years, The Rotary Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects . Our Rotary District 5890 Rotary clubs, with your help, can make lives better in our Houston area communities, and around the world. 


For the 11th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation,a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity, has received the highest ratingfour stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.  The Rotary Foundation earned the recognition for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.  

DONATE to a project that you  are passionate about either in your name, or someone`s honor!

When you donate to The Rotary Foundation, you have the power of donating to the type of project you are passionate about

When you click this "GIVE NOW" link, or the one at the bottom of this page, you'll be given options to either contribute to a project of your choice in your name, or "Make A Donation In Honor or Memory of Someone" that you know they would love.

Rotary's "Featured Causes" are:
  • Annual Fund (helps provide funding for Rotary club projects across the globe)
  • Polio Fund (helps Rotary END POLIO NOW.  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Match:  For every $1 that you donate to Rotary's polio eradication fund, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed to match with $2...Each $1 protects two child from polio, so your $20 becomes $60 protecting 120 children, and a $50 donation becomes $150 which will protect 300 children!)
  • World Fund (Rotary clubs apply for Global Grants which provides the necessary funding for our highest priority activities around the globe)
  • Disaster Response Fund  (Working closely with other organizations that specialize in disaster relief, Rotary members lead projects to support every phase of a community's recovery)
Or you can select from "Rotary's Six Areas of Focus" which includes:

Why should I donate to The Rotary Foundation?

Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most. More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.

How does The Rotary Foundation use donations?

Our 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our six causes. With donations like yours, we’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. Your donation also trains future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthens local economies.

What impact can one donation have?

It can save a life. A child can be protected from polio with as little as 60 cents. Our partners make your donation go even further. For every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2. 

How much of the donation goes towards the programs?

92% of donations are directly spent on programs, and operations. The Rotary Foundation has achieved a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the highest rating possible for 11-years in a row!
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Our Rotary Foundation has received Charity Navigator's highest level rating for 11-years in a row!