rotaryfoundationThe Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is a not-for-profit corporation that receives contributions totaling more than US $100 million annually and spends more than $105 million each year in support of humanitarian and educational programs that are implemented by Rotary Club and District 6400 Rotarians.

Contact PDG Donna Schmidt, District Rotary Foundation Coordinator, for more information.


2017-2018 District Community Grant Application
2017-2018 District Collaborative Grant Application


Rotary Foundation Peace Fellowships  
peace_fellowships_application_announcement_en   All your questions answered and application information
peace-fellowsEach year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of our peace centers.

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,000 fellows for careers in peacebuilding. Many of them are serving as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.

Each year, Rotary awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.

  • Master’s degree programs: Last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break.
  • Professional development certificates: For experienced professionals and lasts three months with two to three weeks of field study.

The 2018 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available! Our new online application will streamline the submission and review process and help districts manage the increasing number of Rotary Peace Fellowship applications

Please note that the application is in English only, and we will no longer be able to accept PDF applications. As a Rotary leader, you play a key role in communicating information about the peace centers program to club and district leaders, who help identify and nominate candidates for the fellowships. We encourage you to use and share these resources:


Celebrate The Rotary Foundation Centennial  with 100 Acts of Doing GoodRotary International


Check this link out for information on how you can celebrate The Rotary Centennial!

To mark the Rotary Foundation centennial, we’re encouraging members everywhere to do 100 acts of good throughout the year.

Let others know by posting photos of yourself on social media, along with a brief description of the act, using 100 acts of doing good.



We are truly this close!   Rotary, along with , has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. Whether you have a few minutes or a few hours, here are some ways to make a global impact and protect children against polio forever.

Rotarains—-Presidents challenge YOU to tell ONE non-Rotarian friend about the mission to eradicate polio, and ask for a donation of $26.50.
That’s it. Just one. Or more. Start with one. You can do it!
Checks to
District 6400 Foundation     David Carpenter, Polio Chair,
6989 Pittsford        Canton, MI 48187
Or to
Essex Rotary Foundation  Rotary Club of Essex
PO Box 42    Essex, ON N8M 2Y1

FLYER—president 2650  Club

Remember that all the funds that are contributed in the 2016 – 2017 Rotary Year will be spent by The Rotary International Foundation and the District 6400 Rotary International Foundation Committee in the 2019 – 2020 Rotary Year!   This helps to secure our future!

 Click below on each item for a copy to download

Rotary_Direct_Giving form

2016-17 District Matching Grant Application

2016-17 International Grant Proposal Application

2015-16 Grants Report


Annual Foundation Giving 2015-16 & 2014-15

Trf-information-sheet, what the foundation does!

Recent report from Peace Scholar Laurie Smolenski