Posted by Wayne Brodnan
Our Money is in Good Hands
Did you know for 11 consecutive years The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating of “Four Stars” from the Charity Navigator.  This is a BIG deal because only around 1% of US charities are awarded “Four Stars”.  The Charity Navigator is an independent evaluator of charities in the US.  This organization finds TRF has a high commitment to accountability and transparency and strong financial health.  I am proud to be associated with a foundation held in such high regard!
So, how were our donations put to good use last year (2019 fiscal year)?  A total of $335M expenditures:
                $151M – PolioPlus
                $87M – Global Grants
                $26M – District Grants
                $5M – Rotary Peace Centers
                $12M – Other Grants
                $20M – Program Operations
                $34M – Fund development & General administration
If you have had the chance to be involved in a District or Global Grant you know there is much emphasis placed on sustainability and accountability.  TRF has developed a process which assures oversite by several Rotarians including club, district and RI.  I came across a quote from a regional Rotary Foundation Coordinator, Eric Kimani who said: “Anyone who knows Rotarians sees how we give of our time and resources. They know their money is in good hands”.   That says it all!