Foundation Committee

Foundation Chair: Greg Butler

Rotary Foundation is Rotary's own charity. It is supported by voluntary contributions from Rotarians, friends of the foundation and charitable donations from the general public who share its vision of a better world both at home and overseas. We are especially dedicated to ending polio and our members have persevered in this fight since 1979. Funds raised are generally used to finance long term sustainable projects in the following six areas:

• Promoting peace

• Fighting disease

• Providing clean water

• Saving mothers and children

• Supporting education

• Growing local economies

The purpose of the charity is to respond to major disasters at home and abroad in the reconstruction phase following a disaster. It is not intended for emergency responses as this is already covered by many other charities and organisations. Typical projects include constructing and equipping school and community centres, rebuilding infrastructure and providing new rescue vehicles.