Annual Programs Fund

The Annual Programs Fund makes it possible for Rotary clubs to transform lives around the globe. The APF supports worldwide humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. The Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) initiative encourages all Rotary club members to help Rotary reach our goal to support The Rotary Foundation financially each year.

Designating a Gift

You can direct your Annual Fund gift to SHARE, the World Fund, or an area of focus fund.

SHARE is the primary source of funding for Rotary Foundation programs. It’s also the only Annual Fund designation that generates funding for the District Designated Fund. Rotary districts use their DDF to pay for the Foundation activities they choose to participate in.

World Fund contributions provide the Foundation’s portion of funding for approved grants. Through the World Fund, the Foundation Trustees can allocate funds where the needs are the greatest.

The 6 Area of Focus

Support of the Annual Programs Fund is the key to serving communities worldwide in Rotary’s Six Areas of Focus.

  1. Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  2. Disease prevention and treatment
  3. Water and sanitation
  4. Maternal and child health
  5. Basic education and literacy
  6. Economic and community development

Rotarians and non-Rotarians can direct contributions to SHARE, the World Fund, or an area of focus fund.

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