Where Do We Get Our Money From?

We have a modest membership fee, but most of the Club’s money is donated from our members; the money we spend is basically our own money.  We donate it knowing that each dollar will go a long way, and that we are very careful on how it will be spent, using the business savvy that Rotarians are famous for to ensure that very little is wasted and that only the better proposals are funded. We aren't the only ones who know how efficient we are at converting money into good deeds.  Prestigious foundations (e.g., the Gates Foundation) often back our investments, multiplying our effective influence.  On the other hand, some projects are individually funded "off the books," so to speak, by individual Club Rotarians---without the Club paying anything.