The Salem Rotary Foundation was founded in 1995 as a tax-exempt organization in Ohio designed to promote and foster the ideals of Rotary International and to provide charitable gifts to those who practice the ideals of on the Rotary 4-Way Test.
The Foundation began with a $20,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Salem, $700 from the original incorporators, and now has assets of over $350,000. To date, more than $100,000 has been provided in grants.
The Bryce W. Kendall Restricted Fund was created in 1996 to honor past president, District Governor, Rotary International Director and Rotary Foundation Trustee, Kendall Society with gifts of $1,000 to the Foundation.
Past Foundation support includes Pay It Forward ($50 to needy at Christmas), Salem Chamber of Commerce, United Way, RYLA students, Salem Community Pantry, Rotaract scholarships, Salem Regional Medical Center, Salem Public Library, Salem Police K-9, Salem City Parks, Salem Senior Prom, Mobile Meals, Salem City Schools, Polio Plus, and other projects.
The Rotary Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do
- Is it the TRUTH?
- Is it FAIR to all concerned?
- Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
- Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
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Salem Rotary Foundation
P.O. Box 1244
Salem, Ohio 44460