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.

Give Local 2022 Gratitude

Thank you to the many people across our Thurston, Mason, and Lewis County communities who celebrated through gifts of all sizes with us this year. Community philanthropy truly is the gift of giving! We are finalizing the tally and will have the final results soon. Until then, you can see how we did last year at the link below.

2021 Give Local Report

Community Grants

The application period for the 2022 Community Grants Cycle has closed, and nonprofits are currently being contacted. We look forward to announcing this year's grantees soon. To learn more about our yearly Community Grants click on the link below.

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Community Foundation's 2022 Annual Report

Learn how our generous communities came together to generate "The Ripple Effect.”

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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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$19m and Counting

We’ve made our communities stronger by investing over $19 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! - Finance and Operations Officer

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound is seeking a Finance and Operations Officer to support the financial and operational functions of the organization.

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Investing in Youth

It’s Time For The Hispanic Roundtable’s 20th Anniversary Latinx Youth Summit

The Hispanic Roundtable is excited to celebrate the Latinx Youth Summit in person with high school students, parents, and educators across Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, and Grays Harbor Counties.

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Community Impact

Presenting A New Book: Blacks in Thurston County, Washington 1950 to 1975: A Community Album

Dr. Thelma Jackson presents a first-ever look at the history of Black life in Thurston County.

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