Rotary's commitment to polio eradication won a Hero Award from the One Billion Acts of Peace Campaign, an international global citizens' movement to tackle the world's most important issues. The campaign is the initiative of the PeaceJam Foundation led by 14 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama. Rotary was one of the two finalists in the Best Nonprofit category.
Rotary’s 35,000 clubs carry out sustainable service projects that support our primary causes. We’ve wiped out 99.9 percent of all polio cases. For every dollar that Rotary commits to polio eradication, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has committed $2. Donations also train future peacemakers, supports clean water, and strengthen local economies.