The Rotary Foundation of Cincinnati was formed in 1961.  Our mission is to provide the leadership, funding and resources necessary to support the diverse humanitarian efforts of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati.  Our primary goal is to support children, particularly those whose future development is impaired by physical, cultural, emotional, financial and social obstacles.  We also support the civic and humanitarian needs of local and world communities where our club members are actively involved.

  • Provide financial support for Stepping Stones to operate the Rotary Club of Cincinnati’s Camp Allyn for adults and children with disabilities.
  • Donate 100% of the proceeds of our signature fundraiser, Believe 2 Achieve, to Stepping Stones/Camp Allyn, Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, and the Autism Society of Greater Cincinnati (2020 event’s donation was almost $70,000).
  • Assist in the funding and building of a sensory trail at Camp Allyn, a camp for children and adults with disabilities.
  • Provide funding for vision screening for at-risk children at community events to combat childhood blindness.
  • Recognition programs for Cincinnati police officers, Cincinnati firefighters, Hamilton County sheriffs, and Cincinnati Public School teachers.
  • Build solar-powered lighting for schools and shelters in Uganda, Africa.
  • Sponsor two Youth Exchange students.
  • Provide funding to purchase personal protection supplies and backpacks for Roselawn Condon School students. 
  • Serve multiple dinners to families at the Ronald McDonald House.
  • Provide funds to purchase warm coats, boots, blankets and toys at Christmas for children at the Roselawn Condon School. 
  • Helping to create a healthy village in Madagascar, Africa, to provide sanitation, clean water, and education.
  • Providing funding for desks, bookshelves, and textbooks for schools in Ghana, Africa.