Welcome to the Annual Fund Subcommittee

Your gift to the Annual Fund helps Rotary clubs take action today to create positive change in communities at home and around the world. Your contributions help us strengthen peace efforts, provide clean water and sanitation, support education, grow local economies, save mothers and children, and fight disease.

The Every Rotarian Every Year initiative asks every Rotarian to support The Rotary Foundation every year. In addition to contributing to the Annual Fund on a regular basis, members are encouraged to get involved in a Foundation project or program.


SHARE and District Designated Fund

Through the SHARE system, contributions to The Rotary Foundation are transformed into grants that fund local and international humanitarian projects, scholarships, and activities, such as vocational training teams. At the end of every Rotary year, contributions directed to the Annual Fund-SHARE from all Rotary clubs in the district are divided between the World Fund and the District Designated Fund, or DDF.

At the end of three years, your district can use the DDF to pay for Foundation, club, and district projects that your club and others in the district choose. Districts may use up to half of their DDF to fund district grants. The remaining DDF may be used for global grants or donated to PolioPlus, the Rotary Peace Centers, or another district.

District officers are encouraged to monitor their district’s DDF availability and activity by viewing the SHARE Contribution Detail Report and Available DDF by District Report via their My Rotary account.


Review Annual Fund District Progress Report

Check to see how your district is doing so you can celebrate your progress and plan for the rest of the Rotary year.



Promote Give the Gift of Rotary

Each November and December, Rotary appeals to donors by showing what a gift of any size can do when they Give the Gift of Rotary! Click for a preview and to share it!



SHARE this #GivingTuesday

As a leader in Rotary, you can help us raise funds on Giving Tuesday. On 1 December, this day of global giving asks Rotarians to make a big impact with a gift to Annual Fund-SHARE!



"Show me the Money" - Demystifying the Annual Fund

The Annual Fund Subcommittee hosted a webinar on November 18th to explain the Annual Fund process, DDFs (District Designated Funds), EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year), and other concepts relating to fundraising and grants to benefits projects in our own district:

Contact Info

Interested in a speaker on the Annual Fund, contact D7930annualfund@gmail.com or any committee member:
Joan K. Arsenault, IPDG, Ipswich Rotary, Subcommittee Chair
Maria Bertolone, Greater Salem, NH Rotary
Beth Roth, Greater Salem, NH Rotary
Lisa Foley, TBM Rotary
Bernie Creeden, TBM Rotary
Lori Karas, Peabody Rotary