You can direct your Annual Fund gift to SHARE, the World Fund, or an Area of Focus Fund. Our district goal is to have at least a $100 per member of Annual Fund giving each year.
ONLINE: Outright gifts can be made easily with The Rotary Foundation’s secure Online Contribution System.
MAIL: Make checks payable to “The Rotary Foundation.” Send it with the completed Recognition/Contribution form (PDF) to this address: The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693
SET UP ONLINE: Donors may enroll in the Rotary Direct program by visiting the Foundation’s secure online contribution system at http://www.rotary.org/contribute. Rotarians registered for Member Access can set up their Rotary Direct account by clicking on the Contribute to The Rotary Foundation link within Member Access.
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 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 are available. 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. If Certificates are being sent via mail, also complete a stock power form to assign ownership to the Foundation.
contact the Rotary Gift Administration Department.
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 the Gift Administration Department.
. 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.