The Rotary Foundation


The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International
to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural
exchange programs.


It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share
its vision of a better world.


End-Polio-Now / PolioPlus

Rotary’s top priority is the global certification of polio eradication. PolioPlus is Rotary’s most recognized programme, and through Rotarians’ fundraising efforts Rotary has contributed over US$1billion to the campaign.


The challenge continues to eradicate Polio in polio-endemic, importation, and high-risk countries, and includes
vaccinations, monitoring poliovirus transmission, and other activities.


Rotarians , together  with India, are celebrating  two Polio-Free years and the smallest number of cases in the
fewest number of countries in 2012.


We are into the endgame, with a target of a Polio-free world by 2018 to make sure that we make the most of our
opportunity to see an end to the transmission of infection during the Rotary year 2013-2014.

Help ensure that the goal of global polio eradication is achieved by:


  • Holding a public event to help raise awareness for Polioplus and to increase the public’s awareness of Rotary’seffort to eradicate polio

  • Devote a club programme to the topic of polio eradication

  • Ensure that club members remain informed and involved until the world is certified polio –free