Rotary Foundation Month is celebrated in November every year to emphasize the importance of and need for Rotarian support of The Rotary Foundation.  The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 to more than US$1billion. It has one of the largest and most prestigious international fellowship programs in the world. The Rotary Foundation transforms donations into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. Since its inception more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent over $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.
 
The Foundation helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty. For instance, a donation as little as 60 cents can protect a child from polio, $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness, and $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.   
 
To make a contribution, visit rotary.org/donate