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Your gift to the Annual Fund helps Rotary clubs like yours take action to create positive change in communities at home and around the world.  Your contributions help strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, and fight disease.
Through the SHARE system, contributions to The Rotary Foundation are transformed into grants that fund local and international humanitarian projects, scholarships, and activities such as vocational training teams.
Why is it called SHARE?  Because the system lets:
  • Rotarians SHARE their resources with their fellow Rotarians.
  • The Trustees SHARE some decision-making with the districts.
  • Rotarians SHARE Rotary with the world through their Foundation.
At the end of every Rotary year, contributions directed to the Annual Fund-SHARE from all Rotary clubs in the district are divided between the World Fund (50%) and the District Designated Fund, or DDF (50%).
At the end of three years, our district can use this DDF to pay for the club and/or district projects that we collectively choose to support.  Districts may use up to half of their DDF to fund the district grants that we use for DAP Grants and Vocational Scholarships.  The remaining DDF may be used for global grants or donated to PolioPlus, the Rotary Peace Centers, or another district in support of any of these.

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