Last week there was a question about the Rotary Foundation, District Designated Funds (DDFs) and how they work. When you donate to the Rotary Foundation, you can choose where your money goes. If choose Annual Fund-SHARE the funds are divided as follows:
  • 5% operational costs
  • 47.5% World Fund
  • 47.5% District Designated Fund (DDF)
Donations are invested in a three-year cycle. That means donations received this year will not be available for another three years. A district can ask for up to half of the DDF in district grants for local causes and programs. The remaining DDF may be used for global grants or donated to PolioPlus, the Rotary Peace Centers, or another district.
Remember, when you give to the Rotary Foundation, you and the club get recognition through points. These points are used towards Paul Harris Fellow recognition and can also be gifted to others.
Every Rotarian is encouraged to give to the Rotary Foundation. To give, visit

If you want part of your giving to make its way back to our district, look for Annual Fund-SHARE.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Ashley Butt.