Founded in 1982 by late Gerhart Treuberg, Treuberg named the foundation "Rotalia Foundation" based on his life-long membership in the Rotalia Fraternity in Tartu and Tallinn Universities and in Seattle.  Gerhard Treuberg passed away in 1987 and in his will, he bequeathed his estate to the newly created Rotalia Foundation.


Our Mission

The purpose and mission of the Rotalia Foundation is to preserve and enhance Estonian cultural heritage by:

  • Providing scholarships in pursuit of higher learning

  • Funding works of art and cultural events

  • Publishing cultural heritage research

What We've Achieved

  • Over $1,500,000 awarded in scholarships to almost 1000 students.

  • In 2013, we bestowed the Corporation Rotalia Vilistlaskogu $40,000, to cover the costs of staging an Estonian National Conference on Estonia's Past, Present and Future Foreign Policy.

  • To commemorate Republic of Estonia's 100 year celebration in 2017/2018, the Rotalia Foundation donated $100,000 to Tartu University’s library, in order to enhance and further Estonian education as well as digitize the cultural heritage of Estonia. Read more.