The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes world understanding through international humanitarian service programs and educational and cultural exchanges.  It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and others who share its vision of a better world.  Since 1947, the Foundation has awarded more than US$1.1 billionin humanitarian and educational grants, which are initiated and administered by local Rotary clubs and districts.

The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International’s sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary “to do good in the world.”  It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50  to more than US$1 billion in total contributions.  Its event-filled history is a story of Rotarians learning the value of service to humanity.

Foundation programs fund International, Rotary club, and district projects to improve the quality of life, providing health care, clean water, food, education, and other essential needs primarily in the developing world.  One of the major Humanitarian Programs is PolioPlus, which seeks to eradicate the polio virus worldwide.

Through its Educational Programs, the Foundation provides funding for some 1,200 students to study abroad each year.  Grants are also awarded to university teachers to teach in developing countries and for exchanges of business and professional people.  Former participants in the Foundation’s programs have the opportunity to continue their affiliation with Rotary as Foundation Alumni.

Our Meeting Information

Thursdays at 7:00 AM

The Wildhorse Golf Club

2100 West Warm Springs Road
Henderson, NV 89014Map It

Upcoming Speakers

Human Trafficing Presentation
Human Trafficing Presentation
Apr 25th 2019 at 7:00 am
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Charity Recipients Report Day

May 2nd 2019 at 7:00 am
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Field of Honor - Ready or Not - It's Coming

May 9th 2019 at 7:00 am
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Wine Tasting Friends - Bottling

May 13th 2019 at 6:00 pm
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Barbara Buckley

May 16th 2019 at 7:00 am
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Newsletter

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