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Through the generosity of people like you, our work has made a difference to the local Leongatha community and in the lives of millions around the world. Your gift to The Rotary Foundation allows us to improve communities by promoting peace, preventing disease, bolstering economic development, and providing clean water and sanitation.
Annual Fund and SHARE

Your gift to the Annual Fund helps Rotary clubs take action today to create positive change in communities at home and around the world. Your contributions help us strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, and fight disease.


Through the SHARE system, contributions to The Rotary Foundation are transformed into grants that fund local and international humanitarian projects, scholarships, and activities, such as vocational training teams. At the end of every Rotary year, contributions directed to the Annual Fund-SHARE from all Rotary clubs in the district are divided between the World Fund and the District Designated Fund, or DDF.


At the end of three years, your district can use the DDF to pay for Foundation, club, and district projects that your club and others in the district choose. Districts may use up to half of their DDF to fund district grants. The remaining DDF may be used for global grants or donated to PolioPlus, the Rotary Peace Centers, or another district.

Endowment Giving

Establish your legacy by ensuring The Rotary Foundation can meet the world's vital needs for generations to come. Your gift helps us prevent disease, promote peace, and advance communities well into the future.


A portion of available earnings from our Endowment Fund supplements Foundation activities and helps strengthen our future commitments. Your contributions are invested in perpetuity. A percentage of the total value of the Endowment Fund is spent annually to benefit current and future Foundation grants and programs.

Planned Giving

When you plan a gift to Rotary through your long-term estate or financial plans, you will continue a 100-year tradition of uniting leaders from all continents, cultures and industries for the common good. It's easier than you might think.


David Leslie

Foundation Director

Please use the contact form on our 'Contact' page


Simply contribute A$100 per year as long as you are able to. All donations are tax deductible. The initial commitment is recognised by the presentation of a certificate and the ‘Centurion’ lapel badge. The $100 has the power to multiply into $350 if used by the District to support a Club’s Matching Grant program and this results in even greater level of good we can bring to people in need.

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