The Rotary Foundation's mission is to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace. Rotary Foundation grants promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water and sanitation, sustain mothers and children, improve education, and strengthen local economies.
Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Rotary Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life changing sustainable projects. The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International has received 12 consistent 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator. 92% of funds are spent on program awards and operations.

The Foundation is a worldwide leader in the efforts to eradicate polio through its partnership in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI). Since 1988, Rotary and its partners in the GPEI have immunized over 3 billion children, reducing the incidence of polio by 99.9 percent and eradicating it from all but two countries. Rotary has contributed more than $2.1billion and thousands of volunteer hours to eradication efforts.

The Foundation also funds training of peacemakers through the Rotary Peace Center program.

Most recently, Rotary's Disaster Response Grants are making it possible for Rotary members to respond effectively to local recovery efforts as they unfold, including COVID-19 response.

Funds given to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund each year are invested for three years and then 50% of the funds are returned back to individual Rotary districts. The RCHR is a member of District 5450. These funds enable our club to support our nonprofit partners and programs, both locally and globally.