Rotary’s programs are developing the next generation of leaders, providing funding to make the world a better place, and making peace a priority. And our programs are not just for club members. Learn how you can make a difference in your community through Rotary.
Our Community Service projects involve activities the club undertakes to improve life in our community. While our International Service expands Rotary’s humanitarian reach around
the globe to promote world understanding and peace. Through Matching Grants the Rotary Foundation matches contributions
raised by Rotary clubs and districts for international service projects
involving Rotary clubs or districts in two or more countries. Frequently,
these are World Community Service (WCS) projects.
Here are some of our locally and internationally supported programs and organizations from past and present years:
LAPD Hollywood Division Officers of the Year Recognition (annual)
Rotary Youth Leadership Training (RYLA) (annual)
Hershel Gilbert and Herm Saunders Music Awards (annual)
Hunger Relief-Salvation Army of Hollywood
Noguera Educational Garden
District Simplified Grant for the Community Activities Program (CAP)
Adopt a Senior Home
El Salvador Wheelchair Program
Don Bosco Foundation
Physiotherapeutic Center in collaboration
with the Lebanese Red Cross
First Step Together Association-Tripoli-Lebanon
FISTA Association-Tripoli Lebanon
Ambulance donation for RedCross-Lebanon
Wheel Chair donations -Lebanon
Literacy Campaign for Working Children
Mammogram Machine donation
Public Library-Ratanagar , Nepal
Japanese Youth Exchange
Matching Grants: Children Cancer Center, Water Well and Literacy
El Salvador Project– Matching Grant Award (pdf)
International Doll Museum Project -Bangalore
Rotary International Programs
Rotary Peace Fellowships
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at our Rotary Peace Centers.
Rotary Community Corps
Finding community solutions to community challenges, Rotary Community Corps unites Rotary members with nonmembers to make a positive difference.
Rotary Youth Exchange
Rotary Youth Exchange builds peace one young person at a time. Students learn a new language, discover another culture, and truly become global citizens.
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)
RYLA is a leadership development program for young people who want to learn new skills, build their confidence, and have fun. Events range from one-day seminars to weeklong camps.
New Generations Service Exchange
New Generations Service Exchange is a short-term, customizable program for university students and young professionals up to age 30. Participants can design exchanges that combine their professional goals with a humanitarian project.
For 100 years, The Rotary Foundation has been turning project ideas into reality. Our clubs receive funding to support humanitarian projects, scholarships, and international exchanges.
Rotary invests more than $7 million a year in our future leaders and philanthropists by funding scholarships for undergraduate and graduate study.