FAQs for Donors to Give Local

How can I donate to Give Local?

From November 8th through November 19th, visit spsgives.org to view all 2021 Give Local nonprofit participants and support the causes you love. Click the profile to explore a nonprofit and their projects. Once you are on the page of a nonprofit you would like to support, click the "donate" button to add a gift to your cart. You can make as many gifts as you would like to as many nonprofits as you would like before selecting the shopping cart icon at the top right of the page where you will be able to review your gifts and receive directions on how to make a secure online donation.

Who can make a donation to Give Local?

Anyone can make a donation! You do not have to hold a fund at the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound. You can even reside outside of Washington and still donate. As long as you care about the South Puget Sound region, you can Give Local!

Can I send in a check?

We encourage online donations through the Give Local platform, but cash, checks, stock, or other types of gifts will be accepted. The Community Foundation will manually add offline donations made during Give Local to the nonprofit organization's online total. All offline gifts must be received by the Community Foundation no later than 5:00 PM, November 19 to qualify for Give Local. If you have questions, please call us at (360) 705-3340.

Checks must be made out to "Community Foundation of South Puget Sound". Please write the name of the organization you'd like to support in the memo.

Checks must be mailed to:

Community Foundation of South Puget Sound

(Please write the name of the organization you’d like to support in the memo)
212 Union Ave SE, Suite 102, Olympia, WA  98501

Is my gift tax deductible?

Give Local donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Immediately after making your contribution, you will receive a confirmation email from the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound. This email will include the necessary tax information, so make sure to save this correspondence for your records. If you didn’t receive the email or need another copy, email us at info@thecommunityfoundation.com.

Can I make a Give Local gift through my donor advised fund?

Yes! Donations made via a fund held at the Community Foundation of South Puget Sound (or elsewhere) can count toward Give Local. All Donor Advised Fund gifts must be approved by the Community Foundation no later than 5:00 PM, November 19 to qualify for Give Local. For more information on how to make Give Local donations through your fund, call 360-705-3340 or email Mindie Reule at mreule@thecommunityfoundation.com.

What if my favorite nonprofit is not listed on Give Local?

We welcome nonprofits throughout Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties to register for Give Local starting in mid-summer each year. If your favorite nonprofit is not participating in Give Local this year, please reach out to staff, board, or volunteers at your favorite nonprofit and encourage them to connect with Community Foundation staff about participating in 2022!

Other questions?

Contact Community Foundation of South Puget Sound's Programs Coordinator, Melissa Rosscup at 360-705-3340 or mrosscup@thecommunityfoundation.com.