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Contributions to The Rotary Foundation can be made to several different funds; Annual Programs Fund, Permanent Fund, Polio Plus, and other Term gifts and Endowed Naming opportunities.

The Rotary Foundation seeks unrestricted gifts to the Annual Programs Fund through the Every Rotarian, Every Year initiative. Annual Programs Fund contributions support district and global grant activities. Contributions to the Annual Programs Fund are eligible toward Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member, Paul Harris Fellow, EREY, Multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Paul Harris Society, and Major Donor recognition.

The Permanent Fund is the Foundation’s endowed fund, with gifts held in perpetuity. Spendable earnings from the fund supplement the Annual Programs Fund and support Rotary’s highest priorities, including global grants and the Rotary Peace Centers. The Foundation has set a goal of $1 billion in Permanent Fund assets by 2025, ensuring its capacity to meet future needs. Permanent Fund recognition opportunities include; Benefactor, Bequest Society, Major Donor, Arch C. Klumph Society.

Contributions to PolioPlus support the ongoing efforts to eradicate polio. Rotary has contributed more than $1 billion to the fight to end polio. The number of polio cases has dropped 99 percent worldwide since 1988. Contributions to this Fund count toward Paul Harris Fellow recognition, but not to Sustaining Member or EREY. 



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