For Donors

Ways to Give

Give back to the place you love.

The Community Foundation idea is simple. Anyone may use it to give something meaningful back to your community and contribute to the causes you most care about. There is also something for everyone and different ways to express your generosity and embrace the needs of our vibrant communities now and into the future.

Ways to get involved

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.

View a Full List of Our Funds

Invest in Us

Become a Friend of the Foundation! Give to support our work of addressing our communities’ most pressing needs and promising opportunities.

Give Today

Give to an Existing Fund

Make a meaningful gift to one of our already established funds to support education, health, the environment and more!

Our Funds

Establish a Fund

By creating a new fund, you can make grants to the causes and organizations closest to your heart.

Learn More

Leave a Legacy

Continue to care into the future with a planned gift and celebrate your commitment as a Legacy Circle Member.

Join the Legacy Circle

Why choose us?

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.

  • 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.
  • For 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 partnered with us to simplify their giving and maximize their impact.

Community Foundation Giving Guide

Download our Giving Guide today to better understand your options and how you can work with our staff to champion the causes and areas of interest you are most interested in giving back to across our communities.

Download Giving Guide (PDF)


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