The Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) program simply asks each Rotarian to make The Rotary Foundation their PRIMARY charity by contributing personally to the Foundation every year.
Contributions to Rotary Foundation can now be made by Clubs and individuals using Direct Deposit to the Australian bank account. Instructions are shown on the document here.
All amounts contributed during the year count towards the aim of US$100 total for each member,to support the programs of The Rotary Foundation.
Personal Contributions will be processed through The Australian Rotary Foundation Trust and Australian Tax Receipts issued.
Your contribution can be a once only choice or you have the option to make the contribution an automatic monthly, quarterly, half yearly or annual payment.
You can also choose the particular fund to receive your contribution. (Annual Fund-Share, Polio Plus Fund, Endowment Fund).
Annual Fund-SHARE is the primary source of funding for a broad range of local and international Rotary Foundation activities.
Every Rotarian, Every Year (EREY) is the fundraising initiative designed to encourage support for the Foundation’s Annual Fund. EREY aims to engage every Rotary club member by:
Encouraging members to contribute to the Annual Fund every year
Encouraging them to participate in a Foundation grant or program every year
Through the SHARE system, contributions to The Rotary Foundation are transformed into grants for projects that change lives.
At the end of every Rotary year, contributions to the Annual Fund- SHARE from all Rotary clubs in a district are directed into two funds:
Fifty percent is credited to the World Fund.
Fifty percent is credited to the District Designated Fund.
The Foundation uses the World Fund portion to pay for the worldwide grant and program opportunities available to all Rotary districts. Your district uses the District Designated Fund portion to fund the Foundation grants and programs of its choice.
The Rotary Foundation’s funding cycle makes district contributions available for use three years after they are received. The three-year cycle gives districts time to plan projects and activities and allows the Foundation to invest the contributions.
Your district Rotary Foundation committee decides how to use the District Designated Funds in consultation with the clubs in the district.
PolioPlus grants fund global polio eradication efforts in countries where polio is endemic and those at risk for the disease. Grants support immunization campaigns and monitoring of poliovirus transmission.
PolioPlus grants are funded from the general PolioPlus Fund and District Designated Fund contributions.
Grant proposals are submitted primarily by major implementing partner agencies, such as the World Health Organization and UNICEF, or by national PolioPlus committee chairs (listed in Rotary’s Official Directory). Foundation Trustees consider PolioPlus grant requests at regularly scheduled meetings.
The Endowment Fund ensures the long-term viability of the Foundation’s grants and programs. Spendable earnings from this fund also enable the Foundation to expand existing activities and occasionally underwrite new ones like the Rotary Peace Centers.
Contributions to the Endowment Fund are invested in perpetuity. A percentage of the total value of the fund is directed annually to Foundation grants and programs. The following types of contributions can be made to the Endowment Fund:
Outright gifts of cash, investments, or other property
Life income gifts (for example, charitable remainder trusts, charitable gift annuities, pooled-income funds)
Testamentary gifts through wills or estate plans
Beneficiary of life insurance, retirement plan accounts, or other financial accounts