The Rotary Foundation is Rotary's Charity.  This Rotary year sees the Centennial of The Rotary Foundation and if you go to  you will see some of the history of TRF and all about the Centennial celebrations and activities.  The Rotary Foundation runs a number of programmes such as Peace Scholarships and Polio Eradication but also funds humanitarian projects throughout the world through its Grants programme of which our club participates.  These are based on the Areas of Focus being promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education,  and growing local communities (more about this here).