Grants

Grants to fund local needs & opportunities.

We build community capacity and support individual and community well-being in Thurston, Mason, and Lewis Counties. Our grant making programs are made possible by generous donors who have contributed unrestricted and broadly defined area-of-interest gifts, which allow us to respond to the community’s changing goals and challenges over time.

Our Grants Program

We make grants for nonprofit organizations that contribute to the social, health, and environmental well-being of our communities including arts and culture, environment, health and wellness, education, economic opportunity, basic needs and human services, and community and civic engagement.

$2.4M

Awarded in 2021

Grant Programs

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Resilience Fund Grants

Grants are open with rolling application date. The Resilience Fund was established to further address the impacts of COVID-19, strengthen the long-term efforts of Thurston, Mason, and Lewis County communities to rebuild, respond to emerging opportunities, help nonprofits adapt, and support creative new approaches and partnerships.

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Community Grants

Community Grant applications will open again in the summer of 2022. Community Grants fund nonprofit organizations that contribute to the social, health, and environmental well-being of our communities in many ways, including arts & culture, environment, health & wellness, education, basic needs, and community & civic engagement.

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Community Impact

"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