Making a difference

Rotary members and program participants are improving lives in communities around the world every day through thousands of service projects. Explore the good work that we’re doing locally and globally, and share these projects through social media.


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Community Action for Fresh Water

Rotary and Rotaract members are working with their local communities and partners to protect, restore, and sustain freshwater resources in alignment with the environment area of focus. Community Action for Fresh Water is the flagship initiative of the Rotary-UNEP Strategic Partnership. See how Rotary is working toward achieving the UN Sustainable Development goals.

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Prioritizing Mental Health

People’s emotional and psychological well-being is as important as their physical health. Rotary is prioritizing projects that focus on erasing any stigma associated with openly discussing mental health, raising awareness about mental health needs, and improving access to services that address people’s mental health and emotional well-being.

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Rotary responds to the crisis in the Ukraine

Post your club or district's effort to help those affected by the Ukrainian crisis.

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Empowering Girls

Rotary is prioritizing projects that focus on improving the health, education, well-being, and economic security of girls across the globe.

The safety and well-being of young people and youth program participants are Rotary's highest priority. Rotary provides comprehensive resources for clubs and districts that participate in youth programs so they can confidently implement our youth protection policies and act to prevent abuse and harassment.

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Projects by Cause

Ending polio forever

Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for over 30 years, and our goal of ridding the earth of this disease is in sight. We started in 1979 with vaccinations for 6 million children in the Philippines. Today, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan are the only countries where polio remains endemic

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Peacebuilding and conflict prevention

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Disease prevention and treatment

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Water, sanitation, and hygiene

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Maternal and child health

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Basic education and literacy

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Community economic development

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