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

PP Jim Frey
Meet the principal and teacher from our Adopt-A-Class program and a Craft Talk from one of our charter members.
Aug 22nd 2019 7:00 am
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Luanne Arredondo
DG Official Visit
Aug 29th 2019 7:00 am
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Heather Harmon, Deputy Director
Learn about the Nevada Art Museum, the only accredited art museum in the state of Nevada.
Sep 5th 2019 7:00 am
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Janna M. Bernstein, M.Ed., UNLV
UNLV HOPE Scholars Program
Sep 19th 2019 7:00 am
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Darcy Dougherty
HER: Her Experience in Rotary
Sep 26th 2019 7:00 am
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Newsletter

08 15 2019.pdf 08/19/2019
08 08 2019.pdf 08/19/2019
08 01 2019.pdf 08/02/2019
07 25 2019.pdf 07/30/2019
07 18 2019.pdf 07/18/2019