The Rotary Foundation started by Rotary International in 1917 when Rotary International’s sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, suggested an endowment fund for Rotary “to do good in the world”.
It has grown from an initial contribution in 1917 of $26.50 from the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri, to more than $4.4 billion dollars in total contributions. The Rotary Foundation made its first grant of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children in 1930, and to this day, it continues to “do good in the world” in the name of Rotary.
To learn more about The Rotary Foundation, please reach out to our Rotary Foundation Committee, or visit the Foundation's website here.