Making Your Gift to the Rotary Foundation
Support our efforts year round by making a recurring gift. You choose how much and how often you want to give— it’s a simple and secure way to make a big impact.
Online contributions can be made monthly, quarterly, or annually. If you prefer, you may return the completed Rotary Direct enrollment form or enroll by phone at +1-866-976-8279.
To update your existing recurring giving, contact us at email@example.com or call +1-866-976-8279. For security reasons, changes to your credit card information should be made by phone.
Check, draft, or wire payments
Check or Draft Payments
Please make your check or draft payable to “The Rotary Foundation” for U.S. contributions or to “The Rotary Foundation (Canada)” for Canadian contributions. Send it with the completed contribution form to the appropriate address below:
The Rotary Foundation
14280 Collections Center Dr.
Chicago, IL 60693
Wire or Electronic Transfer
To make a gift by wire or electronic transfer, send your electronic contribution and submit a contribution form. It’s important we receive the contribution form to record your gift accurately.
For wire in the Americas, you can email your form to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to +1-847-556-2139 after the wire has been completed.
Your gift of marketable securities to The Rotary Foundation provides tax benefits and helps make an impact in lives both at home and around the world.
Through a planned gift, donors can provide ongoing support to Rotary programs. Donors can choose structured gifts to be made after their lifetimes, and take advantage of financial and tax benefits, which vary by country.
The most common gift structure is a provision in an estate plan. Worldwide opportunities include:
- A provision in a will including codicils
- A provision in a trust
- Insurance beneficiary designations
- Real estate and other asset transfers
- Gifts of retirement plan assets or other financial accounts
Individuals who reside in the U.S. or who benefit from U.S. tax opportunities can structure gifts that may provide financial and tax benefits, such as:
- Charitable Gift Annuities (immediate and deferred)
- Charitable Remainder Trusts
- Pooled Income Fund
- Donor Advised Fund
With an endowed or term gift, you can designate a specific name for your contribution. Endowed gifts are invested in perpetuity, while a portion of their earnings is spent on a designated program. Term gifts are spent in their entirety on a specific program over an agreed period of time.
Donor Advised Funds
The Rotary Foundation donor advised fund is a convenient way to simplify charitable giving and take advantage of U.S. tax savings. A Donor Advised Fund account is similar to a charitable checking account. You make contributions and recommend grants to the Foundation and other preferred charities at your convenience. An account may be established by individuals or Rotary-affiliated groups.
The Rotary Foundation accepts gifts of tangible property, such as jewelry or artwork, with the approval of the Gift Acceptance Committee. At this time, gifts of automobiles, boats, airplanes, and motorcycles are not accepted by the Foundation.
The Rotary Foundation accepts gifts of real estate with a minimum appraised value of $25,000 (undeveloped property) and $100,000. When a donor makes an outright gift of real estate that is approved by the Gift Acceptance Committee, the Foundation takes immediate possession of and title to the property. The donor is entitled to a U.S. charitable tax deduction based upon the fair market value of the property when donated as determined by a qualified appraisal and may receive tax benefits in other countries as determined on a case by case basis. The net proceeds from the sale of the real estate support the Foundation.
Employee Matching Gift
Double the impact of your gift by asking your employer to match your contribution to The Rotary Foundation. More than 15,000 companies match gifts to the Foundation, including many international corporations. Find out if your employer does at www.rotary.org/matchinggifts.
Contact your human resources department to learn if your company is eligible for the program.
You can send your company’s matching gift form directly to us at:
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International
Attn: Corporate Matching Gifts
1560 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201 USA
Rotary Credit Card
Support Rotary’s efforts with the Rotary International credit card. Just by using your card, you’ll be helping The Rotary Foundation do good in the world.
Promote Rotary and help support our Foundation with the Rotary International credit card. Just by using your card, you’ll be helping The Rotary Foundation do good in the world.
A portion of each purchase you make with the card will benefit The Rotary Foundation, at no additional cost to you. The Rotary Foundation has received more than $8.6 million from the program since it launched in 2000, including $3.6 million to support polio eradication.
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