With 1.2 million members in 35,000+ clubs, Rotary projects can be small and local or enormous and global, like ending polio. When our local Rotary members go on projects abroad, they are working with peers in local Rotary Clubs, business and community leaders, who lead those projects for their own communities. Here are a series of short informational videos on how Rotary does good in the world. It's inspiring viewing!
The international Rotary Foundation supports education through scholarships, donations, and service projects. Projects include opening schools, teaching adults to read, developing teaching methods, providing fresh water to schools, and increasing life-long learning opportunities. For more information, go to rotary.org/en/our-causes/supporting-education.
Rotary addresses underlying causes of conflict and creates environments where peace can happen. Rotary also works to prevent domestic violence and serves as mediators in peace processes. Youth exchange programs promote understanding and peace between cultures. Rotary Peace Centers at universities have trained 1,400+ fellows from more than 115 countries. For more information, go to rotary.org/en/our-causes/promoting-peace.
Rotary provides immunizations, birth kits, mobile health clinics, and telemedicine. Women share information on how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease. Children are helped in healing the psychological scars of war. For more information, go to rotary.org/en/our-causes/saving-mothers-and-children.
With local organizations almost everywhere, Rotary members are on the ground and lead projects to support every phase of relief: the immediate response, short-term assistance, and long-term rebuilding. Rotary partners and works closely with ShelterBox and other organizations that specialize in disaster relief. For more information, go to rotary.org/en/our-causes/disaster-response.
Rotary members have provided math and financial literacy courses, business training and advice, networking opportunities, and microloans. Some members are able to provide industry specific training and support in baking, sewing, sustainable farming, plumbing, and more. For more information, go to rotary.org/en/our-causes/growing-local-economies.
Most recently, Rotary added the cause of protecting the environment. Rotarians were already planting native trees, removing invasive plants, and picking up litter. Rotary also supports sustainable consumption, sustainable agriculture, reducing greenhouse gases, the conservation of natural resources, and addressing environmental public health issues. For more information, go to rotary.org/en/our-causes/protecting-environment.
The Rotary Foundation has provided more than $148 million to improve clean water for schools, healthcare facilities, and communities. Rotary has built toilets, rainwater collectors, wells, and handwashing stations. Rotary partners with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to assist communities in delivering services sustainably. For more information, go to rotary.org/en/our-causes/providing-clean-water.

Rotary combats Alzheimer's, dementia, dengue fever, diabetes, Guinea worm disease, HIV/AIDS, malaria, multiple sclerosis, and polio. Rotary has set up blood donation centers, training facilities, clinics, and supported hospitals. Prevention includes routine care, testing, and massive vaccination drives. For more information, go to rotary.org/en/our-causes/fighting-disease and check out rotary.org/en/our-causes/ending-polio.