The Rotary Club of Birmingham Foundation is a 501c3 organization that serves as the primary charitable arm of the Rotary Club of Birmingham. Contributions to the RCBF are used to meet critical needs – locally and abroad – through grants to club initiated projects.

The RCBFoundation is governed by a group of eight Rotarians who are proscribed in the By-Laws of the Rotary Club of Birmingham Foundation: three past presidents of the Rotary Club of Birmingham each serving staggered three year terms; the Vice President of Community Service; the Vice President of International Service; one member at large appointed by the club president, plus the current president and the president elect.


Thanks to the generosity of Birmingham Rotarians and their families, the level of impact from the RCBF continues to grow. Funds now stand at nearly three million dollars, making it possible to support local educational activities; health and humanitarian programs; disaster relief, when and where it is most needed; and to build The Rotary Trail, the club’s Centennial Anniversary legacy-gift to the City of Birmingham.


The activities of the RCBFoundation are inspired by the Rotary Motto “Service Above Self.” The tabs of this section provide examples of the RCBFoundation at work in the Birmingham area and in our international community. In contrast, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, also strongly supported by Birmingham Rotarians, supports an array of projects that save and invigorate lives of people around the world and enhance international friendship and understanding. TRF programs provide assistance in six areas of focus which include RI’s signature project, “Polio Plus,” to eradicate the threat of polio around the Earth. The Paul Harris Fellow program is an important element of the fund-raising program of the Rotary International Foundation.

The two foundations, The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International and The Rotary Club of Birmingham Foundation, are complementary, one to the other, and both are worthy of support by all Birmingham Rotarians.