When you establish a fund with the Community Foundation, your gift will continue to grow and nurture your community in the years to come.
Scholarships for local students and grants for nonprofits ensure that our community has the resources to meet big challenges and embrace exciting opportunities.
Learn more about the Community Foundation's role as a hub for local community-wide generosity and how people across our communities are 'gathering for good' to meet the pressing needs of the moment while co-creating a bright, flourishing, and vibrant future!
Join the Community Foundation's Work of inspiring philanthropy that makes a difference in our communities by giving back to the place you know and love. Whether you are wanting to build a legacy or establish a fund this guide will provide you with the basics.
We believe in the exponential power of local giving and investment. We were founded in 1989 to build a permanent source of local funding. The South Puget Sound is our home, and the people here matter to us. More than 30 years later, we’re still here growing charitable resources and investing them back into our communities to strengthen Lewis, Mason, and Thurston counties.
Together, our community responded to COVID-19, and we're still working together for a stronger & more resilient future.
We’ve made our communities stronger by investing over $23 million in grants and scholarships over the years.
Our community entrusts us to steward $35 million in assets across 100+ funds to support what matters most to them.
We are grateful for more than 30 years of growing relationships, building trust, and practicing community leadership.
Stories of generosity and transformative work reflect the spirit of our
South Puget Sound communities.