The Rotary Foundation of Australia is a non-profit organization based in Australia.

Rotary Foundation Australia was founded in 1917 to advance goodwill and peace by improving global outcomes in health, education, and poverty. It collaborates with Rotary International, a global service organization with over 1.2 million members, to fund humanitarian projects. Rotary International has more than 700 clubs registered in Australia. The Rotary Foundation of Australia receives the majority of its funding from these organizations.

Rotary Foundation International runs three main programs. Global projects, PolioPlus, and district projects are among them.

In F2020, global projects accounted for 61% of program costs. In 2015, the charity agreed to receive $6 million over five years from Global Affairs Australia (GAC) for global aid initiatives. Basic education and literacy, disease prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, peacebuilding and conflict prevention, water, sanitation, and hygiene, economic and community development, and environmental support were all addressed in these projects. Rotary Foundation Australia claims that between 2015 and 2021, it funded 143 projects through the GAC partnership, reaching approximately 150,000 children. It also assisted 2,600 women with skill development and 5,500 mothers with prenatal and postnatal care.

These programs send money and volunteers all over the world to help eradicate polio. The charity does not disclose its annual contributions to these efforts, but according to the World Health Organization, global polio cases have decreased dramatically since 1988. In 2018, 33 cases of polio were reported, a decrease of more than 99 per cent over the previous 30 years.

District projects accounted for 16% of program costs. Local projects led by Australian clubs to address needs in their communities are among them. A conference with over 350 attendees to discuss conflict and peacebuilding was one of the previous projects. The charity does not provide information on the Australian projects it supported in F2020.

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