Established in 1917, The Rotary International Foundation is supported by voluntary contributions of Rotarians and friends of Rotary.
Through their Foundation, Rotarians sponsor international scholarships and cultural exchanges, and create humanitarian projects large and small that improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world. Through their Foundation, Rotarians sponsor PolioPlus. This is Rotary's commitment to work with national and international health organizations on the goal of polio eradication by Rotary's 100th anniversary in the year 2005. More than one-half billion children in developing nations have been immunized against polio through PolioPlus grants.