Rotary Foundation Projects

The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends who share the vision of a better world.  It is the charitable arm of Rotary and funds an enormous number of projects that make a real difference - both locally and globally.  The Rotary Foundation has six areas of focus:

- peace and conflict prevention/resolution

- disease prevention and treatment

- water and sanitation

- maternal and child health

- basic education and literacy

- economic and community development.

Find out more at Foundation.


Along with Rotarians across the world, we look forward to the day when polio is a disease of the past.  We are almost there!  There has been a 99% reduction in polio cases worldwide since the first Rotary program to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.  Read more about this amazing public health achievement at Polio and help us fight the fight against polio. 








The Rotary Foundation provides Global Scholarships (formerly Ambassadorial Scholarships) and Peace Fellowships.

Woden Daybreak is actively engaged with Global Scholars.  Recently we enjoyed having Wayne, a postgraduate student from Trinidad Tobago, attached to our club for a year and now we are hosting Jenna and her husband Sergio from California, while Jenna undertakes a Masters in International Law at the Australian National University.  We have waved off Sarah to Dublin and Melanie to New York, and welcomed Sarah home again.  It is wonderful to watch and hear about their life changing experiences.

We always attend the annual peace scholars dinner in Canberra with peace scholars from all over the world speaking.  It is an inspirational and moving event. In 2016, we sponsored our first ever peace fellowship applicant who was successful.

Click on Foundation Scholars and Peace Fellows for more information.