Rotary projects are involved in global peace and conflict resolution, in disease prevention, in water and sanitation, in maternal and child health care, in education and literacy, and in economic and community development.
Each year Clubs are asked to set a Goal to give The Foundation some forward advice on their likely revenue for the year ahead. This permits The Foundation to plan its own activity in an efficient and effective manner allowing it to go forward with its programs knowing that funds will be available. A "Goal" is not a commitment but rather an indication of a Club's intention and can be a combination of club money generated though fundraising activities and personal contributions from the club's members.
The Endowment Fund enables individuals to combine their gifts to address the world's greatest needs for generations to come.
Contributions can be made by bequests or outright gifts of cash, investments or property, and each year a major portion of the earnings of this fund are allocated to the various humanitarian, educational and cultural programs. Contributions to this fund are never spent and are not tax deductible in Australia.
This program started in the USA on July 1st 1999 and is gathering strength within our District. Each donor who annually contributes $1,000 (tax deductible) to The Rotary Foundation will be awarded membership. Society members earn PHF Recognition points and will receive special District-wide recognition and distinctive gold and blue ribbons that can be worn behind their Rotary badge, PHF or Major Donor Badge.