Contribute

There are many ways to contribute to The Rotary Foundation (Canada): 

Il existe plusieurs possibilités de faire un don
 (Fondation Rotary Canada
): Français

Your donation changes lives

Every amount contributed to The Rotary Foundation (Canada) is spent in support of humanitarian, educational, and cultural programs and their operations. Clubs and districts apply for and receive Foundation grants to carry out worthy projects worldwide.

Here are a few of the ways that your contribution can make a difference:

  • $100 can buy textbooks for one elementary school in Zambia

  • $5,000 can buy vaccine to immunize 10,000 children against polio 

  • $24,000 can buy an academic-year Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship   

  • $100,000 can buy funding for two to complete a two-year graduate program for a Rotary World Peace Fellow

Online contributions

Outright gifts can be made easily with The Rotary Foundation (Canada) online contribution form. This method expedites processing your tax receipt and Paul Harris Fellow recognition points. 

Rotary posts a monthly exchange rate for gifts in Canadian funds. Please visit the following link to view this month's rate: Exchange Rates 

Cheque

Make your cheque payable to The Rotary Foundation (Canada) and send it with a completed recognition/contribution form 
(cheques in Canadian dollars recommended, US dollar cheques may delay processing

Mail to: NEW ADDRESS effective May 23 2012

The Rotary Foundation (Canada)
c/o 911600
PO Box 4090 STN A,
Toronto, ON M5W 0E9

Multiple Donors

Please use a Multiple Donor form when submitting a single contribution reflecting the combined gifts of a group of club members. This form is ideal for Rotary Foundation events.
           

Transfer Paul Harris recognition points

To transfer PHF recognition points to an individual complete a Recognition and Transfer form and forward to the fax number or address listed on the form. EnglishFrançais

For further information on Paul Harris Fellow recognition points - English Français

Credit card

To make a contribution with your credit card go to  www.Rotary.org, click on "My Rotary" and follow the instructions.  Here you will be able to make a contribution in Canadian dollars and get a Canadian tax receipt.

Rotary Direct

Rotary Direct is the Rotary Foundation's recurring giving program.  Sign up once to give continuous support. The contributions go directly to the Rotary Foundation, resulting in faster processing and achievement of your charitable goals
Contributions can be made monthly, quarterly or annually.
Click here for the Rotary Direct form. English   Francais
 

You can also access the recurring giving program on-line. Go to www.rotary.org, click on "My Rotary" and follow the instructions.


Visions Newsletter
Charitable estate and financial planning ideas from The Rotary Foundation, which include how to leave a Rotary legacy, Gifting of Cash vs. Securities and Using your RRSPs and RRIFs to fund your Rotary legacy. Click here to see a copy of the latest edition.

To see the March 2014 Visions Newsletter click here.
           

Memorial and Tribute Gifts

A gift to The Rotary Foundation for a loved one is meaningful way to honor or memorialize that person. Tribute gifts can be a perfect birthday, wedding, or holiday gift for the person who has everything. When you make a tribute or memorial gift, The Rotary Foundation will send a letter to the recipient or the recipient’s family to let them know about your gift. The amount of your gift is not disclosed. We also will send an acknowledgment to you as the donor. You will receive a separate tax receipt for gifts above US$25. 

Donate Tangible personal property

Gifts of tangible personal property, such as jewelry or artwork, are given careful consideration. Each donation is individually considered before acceptance.

The Rotary Foundation’s general guidelines specify that gifts of jewelry be worth at least US$10,000 and gifts of artwork be valued at a minimum of $25,000. Gifts must also be accompanied by a written proposal, which must include a qualified appraisal, photograph, and supporting materials, such as authentication papers.

If you’re interested in making a gift of tangible personal property, contact the Gift Administration department 

Stocks & Mutual Funds

Contributing appreciated securities to The Rotary Foundation (Canada) may benefit you in two ways:

  • You may avoid paying capital gains taxes
  • You may receive a charitable tax deduction

Stocks may be transferred either electronically or by mail. Do not mail stock certificates to the Foundation’s post office box. Stocks and Securities are transferred to the Rotary Foundation (Canada) via RBC Dominion Securities. Download an information sheet for procedures for transmitting gifts of publicly traded securities to The Rotary Foundation (Canada).

For additional information on making a gift of stock, or if you’re interested in contributing mutual funds, bonds, or closely held securities contact the Gift Administration department or Zone 24 Major Gift Officer, Carolyn Ferguson, Carolyn.ferguson@rotary.org.  

Donate Real estate

Making a gift of real estate to the Foundation may afford you financial benefits. Consult your financial adviser about your personal circumstances. To initiate the process, you must obtain an independent qualified appraisal of the property. The property’s value should be at least $100,000 (or $25,000 for undeveloped land) if you wish to make an outright gift to the Foundation.

If you believe that a gift of real estate could benefit you and the Foundation, contact the Gift Administration department
 
Your Rotary Legacy

Promote a better world beyond your lifetime by including the Rotary Foundation's Permanent Fund in your estate plan. The principal of a gift to the Permanent Fund is never spent, so a portion of the earnings will always be available for Foundation programs. We invite you to join those who have already committed to improve and enrich the lives of people around the globe by doing good in the world beyond your lifetime. If you would like more information on how to be come a Benefactor or Bequest society member, please visit Legacy Gifts Rotary Canada . You may also complete this online inquiry form or Zone 24 Major Gift Officer: Carolyn Ferguson Carolyn.ferguson@rotary.org

Recommended Canadian Codicil language 

The following language would be sufficient for a specific bequest:

"I hereby give and bequeath the sum of $XXXXXX to The Rotary Foundation (Canada) Charitable Organization Number 11912 5797 RR0001, to be used as the directors of the Foundation may from time to time determine."

And for a gift of the residue of the Estate could state:

"I hereby give and bequeath the residue of my Estate to The Rotary Foundation (Canada), Charitable Organization Number 11912 5797 RR0001, to be used as the directors of the Foundation may from time to time determine."

 More information 

For information regarding Canadian tax receipts please contact Dave Prowse TRF Canada Coordinator, at Phone             519-704-1696

For assistance on how to resolve issues regarding members access, your personal Rotary record of giving, and everything related to reporting concerns, please call the Foundation’s Contact Center at             1-866-9ROTARY       (            1-866-976-8279      ) orcontact.center@rotary.org. A team of Foundation specialists will answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time. 

For general information on The Rotary Foundation you may also contact the
 Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator for your District

For more information on how your Major gift or Bequest gift can be designated within the programs of our Rotary Foundation, as well as gifting options, please contact Zone 24 Major Gift Officer, Carolyn Ferguson at 905-304-6831 or
Carolyn.ferguson@rotary.org