Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity that is funded by donations from the Clubs and individual members who choose to donate on a regular basis.
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, education, and alleviation of poverty.
The Foundation's greatest global success has been the End Polio Now campaign that has over the last 25 years virtually eradicated Polio from all bar three countries. Rotary's funding of immunisation programmes has had a global impact. This impact has been enhanced by the matching of funds from The Bill Gates Foundation to the tune of many millions of dollars. Here in the Langport & Somerton communities residents will have seen purple crousses flowering during March. This recognised the challenges faced by Polio around the globe.
The current Polio Eradication cases this Calendar year is :-
Wild Polio Virus (WPV)
Afghanistan 21 24
Pakistan 12 101
Circulating Vaccine Derived Polio Virus (cvDPV) - major outbreaks
The Congo 20 61
Angola 0 82
Nigeria 34 18
Globally 104 240
The Foundation also supports Districts and Clubs deliver their own aspirations with "matching grants", and encourages Clubs to work cross-nation on international projects.
Look at the projects funded with grants from Foundation by clicking HERE and look out for *
The Langport Arms