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Benefactors provide support for The Rotary Foundation’s Endowment, which generates interest in perpetuity for humanitarian and educational programs such as:

  • Polio Eradication.
  • District Simplified Grants to fund projects in your own region or district.
  • Matching Grants to support humanitarian projects around the globe.
  • Group Study Exchange (GSE) program.
  • Ambassadorial Scholarships to further international understanding.
  • Rotary World Peace Fellowships.

Rotary Benefactor Pin and CommednationHow do I become a Benefactor?

You may become a Benefactor to The Rotary Foundation by making the Endowment (formerly the Permanent Fund) Fund a beneficiary in your estate plans or by making an outright gift of US$1,000 or more to the Endowment Fund.

When you become a Benefactor, you will be presented with:

  • A commemorative certificate
  • An insignia that may be attached to a Rotary or Paul Harris Fellow pin
  • A letter of appreciation

download iconDOWNLOAD: Benefactor Form – complete this form to become a Benefactor today.



Direct questions to the donor recognition specialist in the Foundation’s Contact Center at 1-866-9ROTARY (1-866-976-8279) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  A team of Foundation specialists answers calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.