Give Local

People across Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties came together and raised nearly $800,000 for our local nonprofits through Give Local 2021, thank you for strengthening our communities!

FAQs for Donors to Give Local

How can I donate to Give Local?

Visit from November 6th through November 21st to view the list of Give Local nonprofit participants. Click the profile to explore a nonprofit and their projects. One you are on the page of a nonprofit you would like to support, click the "donate" button 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, 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.

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

For questions, please call us at (360) 705-3340.
Checks may be mailed to:

Community Foundation of South Puget Sound
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

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. For more information on how to make Give Local donations through your fund, call 360-705-3340 or email Mindie Reule at

Other questions?

Contact the Community Foundation at 360-705-3340 or

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