2020 Annual Report
Rotary in Action
Rotarians and Rotaractors worldwide unite in service to improve communities near and far. Together, we promote peace; provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene; support education; fight disease; save mothers and children; grow local economies; protect the environment; provide disaster relief; and eradicate polio. This work takes commitment, knowledge, leadership, and above all, determination to take action.
We are guided by our Action Plan, which reinforces our vision, charts our future, and provides a strategy to steer us toward success. Our plan has four strategic priorities: increase our impact, expand our reach, enhance participant engagement, and increase our ability to adapt. Through this lens, we improve lives through service projects, community outreach, and personal and professional growth.
Rotary is about the power to connect, partner, and create change. Our work is methodical and steady, generating long-term results, like our decades-long commitment to eradicate polio. And when urgent needs arise, Rotarians respond — whether it’s by providing food and shelter after disasters or getting protective equipment to health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
From our leaders
Our president and trustee chair reflect on the 2019-20 Rotary year.
Increase our impact
Our members are known for getting results. Our collective efforts can change lives for generations.
Expand our reach
We are stronger when we work together, within our clubs and our communities.
Enhance participant engagement
We want our members and participants to find long-term value in their relationship with Rotary.
Increase our ability to adapt
When we adapt to the changing world around us, we find new ways to engage our members and program participants.
Reasons for giving
Donors from around the world share why they give to The Rotary Foundation.
As a global organization that operates in nearly every country, Rotary takes stewardship of its funds seriously.
Arch Klumph Society and Legacy Society members
The Rotary Foundation honors our highest tier of donors.
Rotary works with a variety of partners around the world to transform communities, amplify our impact, advance important causes, and make global connections.