Inspiring philanthropic efforts that enrich our communities.

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound manages charitable gifts from individual donors and businesses. The proceeds from these funds generate grants and scholarships today, while preserving resources for tomorrow’s community priorities.

Thank you for an incredible Give Local 2021!

Our community gave nearly $800,000 to our participating local nonprofits, making our 5th annual Give Local the most generous to date.

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Resilience Fund Grants

The new Resilience Fund grant program focuses on long-term recovery and community resilience for our local nonprofits. Most grant awards are unrestricted and range from $2,500 - $30,000.

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Community Foundation's 2020 Annual Report

Learn how our generous communities came together to respond and support each other in a year like no other.

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This Place & the People Who Live Here

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 Thurston, Mason, and Lewis counties.

Together, our community responded to COVID-19, and we're still working together for a stronger & more resilient future.

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$15m and Counting

We’ve made our communities stronger by investing over $15 million in grants and scholarships over the years.

Over 100 Separate Funds

Our community entrusts us to steward $40 million in assets across 100+ funds to support what matters most to them.

30+ Years

We are grateful for more than 30 years of growing relationships, building trust, and practicing community leadership.

Support a Fund, Make a Gift

Support the causes that are important to you with a gift to the Community Foundation. Your generosity helps build a stronger community and effect lasting change where it's needed most.

News & Updates

Now Hiring! - Philanthropy and Communications Officer

Join our team. The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound is hiring for a Philanthropy and Communications Officer.

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Investing in Youth

Congratulations, 2021 Graduates!

This spring, the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound awarded $164,250, funding 54 scholarships for local students.

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Community Impact

Looking Back, Moving Forward

A local effort to transform history into an ongoing dialogue on racial justice, engaging the next generation, and inspiring change.

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