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The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
One Rotary Center
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
tel: (866) 976-8279
fax: (847) 328-8554
EIN: 36-3245072

Mail donations to:
14280 Collections Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60693

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Board Leadership

K. R. Ravindran


John Hewko
General Secretary

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International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs (Fundraising)

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

Enabling Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace

(out of 100)
Overall Score & Rating 97.17 4 stars
  Financial 100.00 4 stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 4 stars
This rating was published 06/01/2016 and includes data from FY2014, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial Performance Metrics
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity’s total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
  Administrative Expenses 3.5%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.99
  Program Expenses Growth 11.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Income Statement     (FYE 06/2014)

   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $254,238,075
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $5,356,809
   Government Grants $64,549
Total Contributions $259,659,433
   Program Service Revenue $16
Total Primary Revenue $259,659,449
   Other Revenue $41,752,959
TOTAL REVENUE $301,412,408
   Program Expenses $235,633,300
   Administrative Expenses $8,586,861
   Fundraising Expenses $15,211,998
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $41,980,249
Net Assets $951,965,007

Financial Charts

Compensation of Leaders     (FYE 06/2014)

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$125,802 0.04% John Hewko General Secretary $323,489
Other Salaries of Note
$195,273 0.07% John Osterlund Chief Development Officer $2,974
$145,890 0.05% Joe Brownlee Chief Strategy Officer $61,046


The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation funded solely by voluntary contributions from members and friends of Rotary who support its mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace. Using Rotary Foundation grants, Rotary's 34,000 clubs across the globe develop and carry out sustainable humanitarian projects and provide scholarships and professional training opportunities that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, sustain mothers and children, improve education, and strengthen local economies. The Foundation is a worldwide leader in the efforts to eradicate polio through its partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When Rotary launched its PolioPlus program in 1985, more than 350,000 people were afflicted with polio each year, and the disease was endemic in more than 125 countries. Since 1988, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have immunized over 2.5 billion children, reducing the incidence of polio by 99 percent and eradicating it from all but three countries. Rotary has contributed more than $1 billion and many thousands of hours to eradication effort. The Foundation also funds the training of hundreds of peacemakers through the Rotary Peace Center program, which enables fellows to pursue a master's degree or professional certificate at one of Rotary's partner universities. Through academic training, study, and practice, the fellows become leaders who promote peace and aid conflict resolution in their communities and around the world.

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