Ways to Give

dollar graphicOutright Contributions

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

As is often said, "cash is always accepted." In reality, however, the Rotary Foundation is always pleased to accept outright contributions.

There are a number of ways you can contribute to the various funds within the Foundation by donating cash, tangible property or securities. Here are some ways that you can use to make direct contributions to the TRF —

Online Contributions

ONLINE: Outright gifts can be made easily with The Rotary Foundation’s secure Online Contribution System.


MAIL:  Make check payable to "The Rotary Foundation."  Send it with the completed Contribution form (PDF) to the this address: The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693

Credit Card

MAIL OR ONLINE: To make a contribution with a credit card, complete the Contribution form (PDF) or use the secure Online Contribution System.

Tangible personal property

Gifts of tangible personal property, such as jewelry or artwork, are given careful consideration on a case-by-case basis.

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.

Contact:  To make a gift of tangible personal property, contact the Gift Administration department.


Contributing appreciated securities to The Rotary Foundation may benefit in two ways:

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

Stocks and mutual funds can be transferred either electronically or by mail.

Detailed instructions can be found on the Rotary website at the SECURITIES Section.

Do not mail stock certificates to the Foundation’s post office box.

ASSIGNING SECURITIES:  When donating U.S. stock or U.S.. mutual funds, complete a Publicly Traded Securities form  with the gift. 

For additional information on making a gift of stock, or if you’re interested in contributing mutual funds, bonds, or closely held securities, read the Rotary Web SECURITIES section. or contact the Gift Administration department.

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’re interested in funding a charitable remainder trust, the property should be worth at least $100,000.

Contact: If a gift of real estate is believed to be a benefit to the donor and the Foundation, Contact the Gift Administration Department.

More information

Reach the Foundation’s Contact Center at 1-866-9ROTARY (1-866-976-8279) or Contact.Center@rotary.org. A team of Foundation specialists will answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time.

The Rotary Foundation’s tax identification number is 36-3245072.