Support the Rotary Foundation of Philadelphia

The Rotary Foundation of Philadelphia awards more than $30,000 each year to worthy and in-need groups and organizations in the Philadelphia community and beyond. With your contribution, we can extend our outreach, and together make even more lives better.

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For example, at the local level, our Foundation has financially supported:

  • outreach programs for the homeless;

  • efforts to build immigrant literacy;

  • restoration of music programs in public schools;

  • targeted education for struggling readers in schools, books for and restorations of public school and community libraries;

  • the purchase of books for take-home reading aligned with the 100 Book Challenge® reading program;

  • scholarships for students in underserved communities;

  • a program that combines athletics and mentoring to motivate and academically encourage inner-city youth;

  • the purchase and distribution of books, dictionaries, thesauruses, and atlases at more than twenty schools in impoverished neighborhoods.

On an international level, our Foundation has financially supported:

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  • a dynamic and highly successful campaign to eliminate polio worldwide;

  • Rotary teams of medical professionals and volunteer support staff to perform surgeries for cleft palate and serious burns in different countries worldwide;

  • Shelter Boxes to provide temporary homes for families in natural disaster areas;

  • a 3-year project to improve maternal health care in Uganda;

  • rheumatology specialist training in Ethiopia, where treatment for the associated disabling and sometimes fatal diseases was severely limited;

  • a well project to provide clean and accessible water to a village in Kenya;

  • improved sanitation for a school in Kenya.

The Rotary Foundation of Philadelphia is recognized as a nonprofit organization under Chapter 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Gifts and bequests to the Rotary Foundation of Philadelphia are tax-deductible for income, gift and estate tax purposes to the extent provided by law.


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