Ways To Give To The Rotary Foundation (Canada)

There are numerous ways to support The Rotary Foundation (Canada). Your donation changes lives! Every amount contributed to The Rotary Foundation (Canada) is spent in support of humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs and their operations. Clubs and districts apply for and receive Foundation grants to carry out worthy projects worldwide.

Here are a few of the ways that your contribution can make a difference:

  • $100 can buy textbooks for one elementary school in Zambia
  • $5,000 can buy vaccine to immunize 10,000 children against polio 
  • $24,000 can buy an academic-year Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship   
  • $100,000 can buy funding for two to complete a two-year graduate program for a Rotary World Peace Fellow

Donate Online

When you donate online, you get to choose where your donations go. Support thousands of service projects our people of action are tackling around the world. Outright gifts can be made easily with The Rotary Foundation (Canada) online contribution form. This method expedites processing your tax receipt and Paul Harris Fellow recognition points. For online donations please visit https://www.rotary.org/en/donate.
  • Memorial or Tribute Donations: A gift to The Rotary Foundation is a meaningful way to honour a loved one.
  • Recurring Donations: Rotary Direct allows you to help year-round by automatically giving each month, quarter, or year

Donate by Cheque

Make your cheque payable to The Rotary Foundation (Canada) and send it with a completed recognition/contribution form,  Click here for a copy of the form or here for a multiple donor form.
For where to send the donation(s), please visit our Contact page.

Donate by Phone

You can call into The Rotary Support Center and make a payment over the phone with your credit card. Call 1-866-976-8279 to make your donation.
For where to send the donation(s), please visit our Contact page.

Leave A Legacy

Promote a better world beyond your lifetime by including the Rotary Foundation's Permanent Fund in your estate plan. The principal of a gift to the Permanent Fund is never spent, so a portion of the earnings will always be available for Foundation programs. We invite you to join those who have already committed to improve and enrich the lives of people around the globe by doing good in the world beyond your lifetime. The Foundation offers several ways to structure your charitable gift, which may result in tax and financial benefits. Learn more about customizing your Rotary legacy:
  • Planned Giving
  • Make a major impact by supporting a Rotary global grant
  • Your gift to the endowment ensures a steady stream of support so we can continue to change the world well into the future.

Donate Public Securities

Contributing appreciated securities to The Rotary Foundation (Canada) may benefit you in two ways:

  • You may avoid paying capital gains taxes
  • You may receive a charitable tax deduction

Stocks may be transferred either electronically or by mail. Do not mail stock certificates to the Foundation’s post office box. Stocks and Securities are transferred to the Rotary Foundation (Canada) via RBC Dominion Securities. Download an information sheet for procedures for transmitting gifts of publicly traded securities to The Rotary Foundation (Canada).

For additional information on making a gift of stock, or if you’re interested in contributing mutual funds, bonds, or closely held securities, please fill out the contact form on this page.  

Workplace Matching Gifts

Over 15,000 companies have matching gift programs to encourage your support of the Rotary Foundation (Canada). More information is available on the following fact sheets:

Donor Recognition

Your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. We recognize donors to express our gratitude for your commitment, offering individual and club recognition as well as naming opportunities that enable you to honor a friend or family member with a named or endowed gift. The following type of recognition is given:
  • Individual
  • Club
  • Naming Opportunities
  • Directed Gift Global Grants
  • Rotary Peace Centers Endowment
  • Rotary Peace Centre directed gifts
  • Rotary Peace Symposium Directed Gifts
  • Entrepreneurial Named Gift for Peace
Learn more here.

Contact Us

Have questions specifically on how to give? Contact Carolyn Ferguson, Senior Major Gifts Officer for The Rotary Foundation, through the contact form.
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