I understand EXACTLY how the Rotary Foundation/Paul Harris Fellow works and want to get this show on the ROAD!

Thank you very much for your interest in supporting the Rotary Foundation!

The Rotary Foundation

is the lifeblood of Rotary’s ability to simultaneously reach out globally and locally through matching grants made from this endowment begun in 1917. Read more about Rotary’s history.

As a Rotary member it is recommended that you at least become a Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member by donating $100 or more annually to an Annual Fund. This contribution counts toward Paul Harris FellowMultiple Paul Harris FellowPaul Harris SocietyMajor Donor and club recognition banners. Read More about PHF Levels. 

Paul Harris Fellow

Paul Harris Fellow recognition is given to anyone who contributes (or in whose name is contributed, using Foundation recognition points) a gift of $1,000 or more cumulatively to the Annual FundPolio Plus Fund, or an approved global grant.

Click here for list of Approved Funds.

Recognition consists of a certificate and pin that is presented at a recognition meeting scheduled by the President at a Modesto Sunrise Rotary Club meeting.

Read More About Various Levels of Recognition. 

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Ready to Donate?

Great! Click on the Donate Now button above which will take you to the Rotary International web site Rotary Foundation page. We recommend you click on Annual Fund-SHARE, which supports grants and activities chosen by clubs in your district.

However, it is your choice. If you have any questions, please contact our Club’s Foundation Chair; Tom Bryant (209) 605-6860 or


What is the credit match and how do I receive them?

First a credit match is NOT CASH, please read the Foundation Recognition Points Fact Sheet to understand what a Club Credit Match gets you.

Officially known as Foundation Recognition Points, they are awarded to donors who contribute to The Rotary Foundation through the Annual Fund or PolioPlus, or who contribute to sponsorship of a Foundation grant. Donors receive one recognition point for every U.S. dollar contributed to these funds.

Contributions to the Endowment Fund are not eligible. Donors can transfer Foundation recognition points to others to help them qualify as a Paul Harris Fellow or Multiple Paul Harris Fellow. Foundation recognition points belong to the original donor until the donor’s death, unless the points are transferred, or until the donor uses them (the surviving spouse of a Major Donor may also use the points).

You Are Responsible! 

To receive a Club Match you must send a copy of your cash contributions to our Club Foundation Chair:

Tom Bryant
(209) 605-6860 or

That is the only way you will receive the match. It is your responsibility to inform the Foundation Chair of your donation to the foundation.

Recommended: Take a screen shot of the page upon completion of your donation or forward the e-mail receipt from Rotary International to Tom Bryant.

Individual Reports

You will receive individual report about your Rotary Foundation /Paul Harris Fellow giving 2 times per year in January and July.