This committee’s focus is on seniors, those with special needs, and children and youth, especially programs benefiting these groups. The committee tends not to fund on-going operational needs (such as overhead; for example, salaries or rent) nor fund raising efforts of one party that will benefit another, nor do we fund individual needs. The committee also considers requests to provide people for hands-on assistance, such as moving furniture and supplies, setting up/taking down displays, and other basic tasks. The projects could be for non-profit organizations or private individuals associated with non-profits. 
 
The CSC has two grant processes using two different grant applications:
 
1. CSC Grants - 501 (c) (3) non-profit groups can apply for up to $3,000; usually for one-time projects or for "start-up" programs
 
2. Duck Race Grants 501 (c) (3) non-profit groups can apply to receive the proceeds of sales of tickets to the annual Rotary Mid-Columbia Duck Race. The grant amounts depend upon the number of tickets sold and usually range from $14,000 to $16,000. The race is in October  with funds disbursed the following February. Duck Race information is available at http://www.tcduckrace.com/.
 
The two application forms are available on the club's web site home page; click on Documents at the top of the page.