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The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 to an endowment of over US$1.5B. Since its founding, the Rotary Foundation has awarded more than $3B in grants. It is ranked high on every service that rates charitable organizations including being ranked number 3 in the world by CNBC for its good work and financial stewardship. It has a 100% rating from Charity Navigator and was selected by Organization of Funding Professionals as its foundation of the year in 2016.
The Foundation's Humanitarian Programs fund Rotary club and district projects throughout the world in the areas of Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution; Water and Sanitation; Maternal and Child Health, Basic Education and Literacy; Disease Prevention and Treatment and Economic and Community Development.
TRF Polio Plus
One of the major Humanitarian Programs is PolioPlus, which seeks to eradicate the poliovirus worldwide.   This fund also supports those who have recovered from Polio but face extended problems as a result.