The Mission Statements and Mottos of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation
Rotary International (RI) – Founded 1905
Motto: Service Above Self
The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
The Rotary Foundation helps fund our humanitarian activities, from local service projects to global initiatives. Our club and/or district can apply for grants from the Foundation to invest in projects and provide scholarships. The Foundation also leads the charge on worldwide Rotary campaigns such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Rotarians and friends of Rotary support the Foundation’s work through voluntary contributions.
The Rotary Foundation (TRF) – Founded 1917
Motto: Doing Good in the World
The Mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the
alleviation of poverty.