Who We Work With

Rotary works with many local and international organizations and educational institutions to carry out our worldwide humanitarian efforts.

Polio eradication partners

Rotary International is a leading partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative along with:

  • World Health Organization
  • UNICEF
  • U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Donor governments

United Nations

Rotary International appoints representatives to work with several United Nations agencies and global organizations.

Strategic partners

Rotary has strategic partnerships with these organizations to offer service opportunities for Rotarians:

  • Aga Khan University
  • UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education

Project partner

ShelterBox is Rotary’s partner in disaster relief efforts.

Service partners

These organizations support club activities and offer opportunities for collaboration on local Rotary projects:

  • Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library
  • Global FoodBanking Network
  • International Reading Association
  • Peace Corps
  • YSA (Youth Service America)

Government partners

The RI-USAID International H2O Collaboration is an alliance between Rotary International and the U.S. Agency for International Development to support and facilitate water and sanitation projects.

Rotary Peace Centers

The Rotary Foundation partners with the following universities to offer fellowships leading to degrees or certificates in areas of study related to peace and conflict prevention and resolution:

  • Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
  • International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan
  • University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  • University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
  • Uppsala University, Sweden

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Peace Corps and Rotary Kickoff Historic Collaboration

Rotary and Peace Corps agreed to participate in a one-year pilot program in the Philippines, Thailand, and Togo to promote global development and volunteer service. Under the agreement, Rotary clubs and Peace Corps volunteers are encouraged to share their resources and knowledge to boost the impact of development projects in the three countries.

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