The Object of the Rotary Foundation is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise, and in particular, to encourage and foster:

  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for services;

  2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

  3. The application of the ideal of service in every Rotarians’ personal, business and community life;

  4. The advancement of international understanding goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Rotary is the experience of men and women of different faiths, opinions, and nationalities growing in fellowship wherever they may be.

The Rotary Club of North Port Foundation Inc. shares a key mission: to serve their community and those in need throughout the world.


The Rotary Club of North Port Foundation has dedicated itself in helping out different community and international projects.

Dictionary Project:

Each year we hand out over 700 dictionaries as part of our Literacy Project to 3rd graders who enthusiastically embrace them as their own. It is not only a Dictionary but includes American history and geography, the biographies of all our Presidents, the Declaration of Independence, world geography, etc.

Josh the Otter Project:

Every year there is an average of 10 children drowning per day in the United States, Florida being the second highest State in the nation. Our project endeavors to bring water safety and awareness to our kindergarten children combining literacy and education to teach a life-saving message. Our dream, however, is to bring this message to children of 1 – 4 years of age – the highest age drowning number one cause of accidental death for those ages.

Throughout the year, we have donated funds for various North Port non-profits such as North Port Performing Arts; North Port High Thespians; Homeless Coalition; Back Pack Angels; North Port High School Band, Reins Inspiring Change Equine Therapy. Toys for the Homeless Coalition’s children at Christmas. Providing funds for scholarships and Student Exchange programs. Packing Million Meals for the needy as a District project at Christmas time.

Josh the Otter at Atwater School

International Projects:

Clean Water project in Guatemala and Peru; Wheelchair program for the United States and worldwide; funds for Polio eradication now down to two countries; contribution to Shelter Box, bringing needed supplies to disaster areas.

Bringing social change and mobility through the Wheelchair Project


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