International : International Peace, Security, and Affairs (Grantmaking/Grants Payable)

The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International

Enabling Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace

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four stars

100.00

One Rotary Center 1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
tel: (866) 976-8279   Web Site
EIN: 36-3245072

Board Leadership
Gary C.K. Huang
Chair

CEO
John Hewko
General Secretary

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 100.00 four stars
  Financial 100.00 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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.

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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Financial

four stars

100.00

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 08/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
90.6%
  Administrative Expenses 2.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.71
  Program Expenses Growth 7.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 10.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $340,094,128
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $272,676
   Government Grants $863,659
Total Contributions $341,230,463
   Program Service Revenue $15
Total Primary Revenue $341,230,478
   Other Revenue $71,687,103
TOTAL REVENUE $412,917,581
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $309,349,717
   Administrative Expenses $8,945,991
   Fundraising Expenses $19,948,065
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $338,243,773
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $74,673,808
   
Net Assets $1,127,298,300

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title Compensation from Affiliates
$172,728 0.05% John Hewko General Secretary $307,072
Other Salaries of Note
$235,731 0.06% Eric Jones Chief Investment Officer $26,192
$179,657 0.05% Eric Schmelling Chief Philanthropy Officer $7,486

Mission

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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Charity Contact Info

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

Gary C.K. Huang
Chair

CEO

John Hewko
General Secretary