For Donors

How to Give

You can make a difference for your community by establishing a fund with the Community Foundation.

The Community Foundation idea is simple. Anyone may use it to give something back to the community. Assets that you donate to the Foundation can create one of several types of funds to support your charitable goals. We offer you many options to tailor your gift.

You can create a fund in honor of someone you love or to celebrate a special event. You can direct your gift broadly or narrowly to issues you care about or to wherever the needs are greatest. You can also give to many of our existing funds. However you give, your gift can change lives – today and in the future.

We offer you power and flexibility in charitable giving without all the legal paperwork, time and expenses associated with running your own private foundation. We can help you set up a fund that will maximize both your tax advantages and your impact in the community – now and forever.

Why choose us:

  • We offer flexible, customized giving options that will help you achieve your charitable goals
  • We are experienced, knowledgeable grantmakers who know the community, its needs, and the organizations making an impact
  • Get the opportunity to connect and engage with other donors, nonprofits, and community leaders that care about our communities as much as you do
  • Since 1989, generous individuals, families, and businesses have given through the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound to simplify their giving and maximize their impact

Giving Options

Invest in Us

When you make a donation to our Programs & Operations Fund, your gift supports operations and mission work to inspire local philanthropy, connect donors to community issues, listen and learn from our communities, strengthen nonprofits, and invest in our communities.

Give to an Existing Fund

You can give to an existing fund at the Community Foundation right now and join one or more of our existing donors in building a better future for our communities. Browse existing funds.

Establish a Fund

You can create a fund that connects your values with charitable giving. It's fast and easy to establish a fund with the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound and make an impact in the region you love – and beyond. Learn more about fund options.

Leave a Legacy

You can continue to provide for your community or the causes you care about in perpetuity through planned giving. Your enduring gifts help sustain and support nonprofits, better allowing organizations to weather fluctuation in economic cycles and annual charitable giving.

Contact Us

Read more about setting up a fund, or send us a message using our contact form.

For more information or to set up an appointment with our philanthropy staff please call us at 360.705.3340.

Start a Fund

Contact our knowledgable staff if you are interested in starting a charitable fund or have questions about donor services.

"At any age, we all have assets to share. Small amounts make a difference. And we really are all in this together.”

- Janet, Community Foundation Fund Holder

“Philanthropy is an important piece of helping to sustain a thriving, healthy community... the dividends are a healthier, vibrant community.”

- Give Local Donor

"I know I can pick up the phone and call the CommunityFoundation and they'll take our call... I've been incredibly impressed with the generosity and sense of togetherness I've encountered in the South Sound. This community is strong because of that and only because of that."

- Brian, Local Nonprofit Leader