Foundation LogoThe Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes world understanding  through international humanitarian service programs and educational and cultural exchanges. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from  Rotarians and others who share its vision of a better world. Since 1947, the  Foundation has awarded more than US$1.6 billion in humanitarian and educational  grants, which are initiated and administered by local Rotary clubs and districts.

The role of the Club’s Foundation Committee is to organise activities to support  the efforts of Rotary International in the fulfilment of the Object of Rotary, Rotary’s mission, and the achievement  of world understanding and peace through local, national, and international  humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs.         In particular, the Club’s Foundation Committee’s  main objective (during  this Rotary year) is to identify opportunities for the Club,  through the other Committees, to be involved in service projects which will  realize Foundation Grants to assist in developing, funding and implementing these  projects.

Examples of these programs include:

  • Local Literacy project/s  in conjunction with the Vocational Committee;
  • Literacy and/or water  projects, in conjunction with Community and International Committees and in partnership with  District/other Rotary Clubs.

Other Foundation  activities the Committee will focus on includes:

In addition, an education program for club members in respect to the functioning of the Foundation Annual Giving programmes and subsequent distributions will be implemented throughout the coming 12 months

A comprehensive outline of all of The Rotary  Foundation’s programs is detailed at our District 9810’s web-site

Funds Contribution – Annual Giving Program

Our club has been a consistent contributor of $100US per member each year to Rotary Foundatiom, as well as additional funds to the Polio Eradication Fund.Polio Plus






Club contributions provide club credits towards Paul Harris Recognition – valued at $1000US.

Recognition of a Paul Harris Fellow is an opportunity to show appreciation for a person, either Rotarian or non-Rotarian, who shares the values of the Foundation and say “Thank you and well done” for their efforts and contribution to making a difference.

A full listing of Rotary Club of Lilydale Paul Harris Fellow recipients is available under Club History.