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The Rotary Foundation is recognized as one of the most effective and well-managed charitable organizations in the world, with 12 consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator and an A-plus rating from CharityWatch. 

In last five years India has contributed  USD 88,875,333 via rotary . The funds raised are utilised in  the areas of “ Basic education and literacy “, “ community economic development “  , “disease prevention and treatment “  and “ maternal and child health “ , “peacebuilding and conflict prevention “ , “water ,sanitation and hygiene “

Lets read thoughts of our District 3131 Foundation – Director -Rtn. Nitin Dhamale ….

Rtn Shirish Kshirsagar

CONGRATULATION on your donation to the date to Rotary Foundation.

Under the leadership of DG Rtn Dr. Anil Parmar, District 3131 stands 1st in giving to TRF to date in 7Th Zone. And the only district in India for 100% club giving to APF.

It’s a proud moment for me as the TRF team leader, as well as for all the TRF donors in the district. 

Every year, Rotary International highlights November as Rotary Foundation Month to emphasize the importance of and need for Rotarian support of The Rotary Foundation.

As we all know,” The Rotary Foundation” transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. 

As the charitable arm of Rotary International, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace.

Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!

The collective leadership and expertise of our 5215+ members help us tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, locally and globally. We are united by common values and vision for the future as we sharpen our focus with targeted specific causes that will reach communities most in need.


For more than 100 years, our guiding principles have been the foundation upon which our values and tradition stand. The Four-Way Test, Object of Rotary, and the Avenues of Service express our commitment to service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership.


We direct our efforts in seven areas to enhance our local and global impact. Our most successful and sustainable projects and activities tend to fall within the following areas:

  • Promoting peace. Rotary encourages conversations to foster understanding within and across cultures. 
  • Fighting disease.
  • Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene.
  • Saving mothers and children.
  • Supporting education.
  • Growing local economies.
  • Protecting the environment

At the 1917 convention, outgoing RI President Arch C. Klumph proposed to set up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.


In 1929, the Foundation made its first gift of $500 to the International Society for Crippled Children. The organization, created by Rotarian Edgar F. “Daddy” Allen, later grew into Easter Seals.

When Rotary founder Paul Harris died in 1947, contributions began pouring into Rotary International, and the Paul Harris Memorial Fund was created to build the Foundation.


1947: The Foundation established its first program, Fellowships for Advance Study, later known as Ambassadorial Scholarships.

1965-66: Three programs were launched: Group Study Exchange, Awards for Technical Training, and Grants for Activities in Keeping with the Objective of The Rotary Foundation, which was later called Matching Grants.

1978: Rotary introduced the Health, Hunger, and Humanity (3-H) Grants. The first 3-H Grant funded a project to immunize 6 million Philippine children against polio.

1985: The PolioPlus program was launched to eradicate polio worldwide.

1987-88: The first peace forums were held, leading to Rotary Peace Fellowships.

2013: New district, global, and packaged grants enable Rotarians around the world to respond to the world’s greatest needs.

Since the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, the Foundation has received contributions totaling more than $1 billion.

AS A TRF TEAM, we have set a short Target of APF collection till the 25th of Nov as 

3 Lac dollar. With all your support of doing good in the World, District will reach this goal as planned in a very comfortable way.

District 3131 is celebrating Foundation Month on 25th Nov 2022, at Marigold banquet Pune with prizes for the club who achieve their best in giving till 20th Nov 2022. 

TRF team has organise following Categories to acknowledge
Club giving till date .

Club Citations
Individual Awards
Club Awards
Best AG performing award etc.

This categories are further distinguish accordingly to club strength and Zone.

Looking forward to see you doing good in the world.

Rtn. Nitin Dhamale
Foundation – Director
Cell: +91-9881471001

Try hard to be Rich
But try harder to be kind.

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