The Rotary Foundation

Service Projects That Change Lives

Eradication of Polio

The Rotary Foundation transforms Rotarian donations into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

The Rotary Foundation, the funding arm of Rotary International, enables Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.   Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion worldwide on life-changing, sustainable projects.

The eradication of polio is one of Rotary’s longest standing and most significant efforts. Along with partners, Rotary has helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. Polio cases have been reduced by 99.9 percent worldwide and Rotary will not stop until the disease is ended for good.