• The Rotary Club of Summerville Grant Fund (the RCSGF) is a charitable grant-making fund organized by the Rotary Club of Summerville in Summerville, S.C., that is used exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”).

  • Purpose

    The RCSGF makes contributions primarily to support local community needs, although the fund’s granting authority is flexible enough to support other projects deemed by the Fund’s committee to qualify for charitable, educational or other philanthropic purposes.
    Grants disbursed by the RCSGF are primarily targeted for unique or non-recurring needs, as outlined below. Grants are for specific short-term projects, one-time events or one-time needs. Grants, awarded within the scope of the purposes of section 501(c)(3) of the Code, are not awarded to organizations for multiple or successive years. Grants will not be awarded for general operating needs of an organization.


    There are two categories of grants, Beneficiary grants (awarded annually) and Off-Cycle grants. Beneficiary grants are selected and announced on June 1st. Off-Cycle grants, typically lower in value than Beneficiary grants, may be awarded at any time during the year based on the same criteria and availability of funds.