Generosity Builds Communities.

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound is a catalyst for generous giving that strengthens communities in Lewis, Mason, and Thurston counties.

Our Community Foundation
Give Local 2024

Save The Date

Over the years our communities have raised $3.9M for local nonprofits through Give Local. Get ready to celebrate again this year from November 11-22.

Growing a lasting culture of generosity and well-being in the South Puget Sound through connection, leadership, and investment.

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.

Friends Of the Foundation

Champion the mission and ongoing efforts of the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound by becoming a Friend today. Through collaboration and community-driven solutions, we can make a real difference in our communities and collectively create a brighter future for all!

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2022 Annual Report

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 and co-creating a vibrant and flourishing future!

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Giving Guide

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.

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This Place & the People Who Live Here

We believe in the exponential power of local generosity 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.

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$25M and Counting

Every year, we collaborate with our communities to strengthen our local nonprofit sector and champion students' continuing education.

120+ Separate Funds

Our community entrusts us to steward $38 million in assets across 123 funds to support what matters most to them.

35 Years In Community

We are grateful for 35 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.

Investing in Youth

Celebrating The Class of 2024

This year, 73 local students were awarded $200,500 in Community Foundation scholarships. Join us in celebrating this year's scholars!

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News & Updates

Community Conversation with Mónica Guzmán

Join us for a fireside chat with Mónica Guzmán on May 22 at the Washington Center.

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News & Updates

Board Farewells and Warm Welcomes

We invite you to join us in expressing our thanks to three departing board members and extending a warm welcome to five new members!

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