The mission of The Rotary Foundation 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.

The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

The Foundation provides financial assistance for projects ranging from the small – a well in Africa or school dinners in Poland – to the very large. Its current major project, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is to finally eliminate the scourge of polio.

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