DISCOVER ROTARY

 

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

 

WE ARE COMMUNITY BUILDERS

We collaborate with community leaders who want to get to work on projects that have a real, lasting impact on people’s lives.

WE ARE PEOPLE OF ACTION

We connect passionate people with diverse perspectives to exchange ideas, forge lifelong friendships, and, above all, take action to change the world.
 

1.2 Million

Members worldwide

16 Million

Volunteer hours every year
 

WE ARE PROBLEM SOLVERS

Together, we apply our professional experience and personal commitment to tackle our communities’ most persistent problems, finding new, effective ways to enhance health, stability, and prosperity across the globe.

WE ARE OPPORTUNITY CREATORS

Rotary members look for opportunities to improve our communities today and invest in the next generation for tomorrow.
 
 
 

THE ROTARY FOUNDATION

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

At the 1917 convention, outgoing Rotary president Arch Klumph proposed setting up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” That one idea, and an initial contribution of $26.50, set in motion a powerful force that has transformed millions of lives around the globe.

The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. 

In one year, the Foundation awarded $86,677,399 in funding to 1,306 grants. With $35,000,000+ going to help prevent disease, $18,000,000 + providing clean water and $10,000,000+ supporting education around the world. 

 
 

2.5 Billion

Children immunized against Polio

$4 Billion

Spent on life-changing, sustainable projects
 

WE WORK DIFFERENTLY

We see differently: Our multidisciplinary perspective helps us see challenges in unique ways. We think differently: We apply leadership and expertise to social issues — and find unique solutions. We act responsibly: Our passion and perseverance create lasting change. We make a difference at home and around the world: Our members can be found in your community and across the globe.