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Information Sessions Announced for 2017 Community Grants Program

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound opens its 2017 Community Grants program and announces information sessions for people interested in applying for a grant. Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 25.

Three information sessions will be held:

Thurston County

Tuesday, July 11, 3:30-4:30pm

Community Foundation of South Puget Sound

212 Union Avenue SE, Suite 102, Olympia, WA 98501

Mason County

Monday, July 17, 10:00-11:00am

PUD 3 Auditorium

2621 E. Johns Prairie Road, Shelton, WA 98584

Lewis County

Wednesday, July 19, 10:00-10:30am

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

730 NW Liberty Place, Chehalis, WA 98532

This presentation will be part of United Way of Lewis County's Agency Directors Meeting. Thank you to United Way of Lewis County for including us on your agenda!

Staff members will provide updates on the Community Foundation’s 2017 Community Grants program. Attendees will learn about the types of available funding, eligibility requirements, guidelines, deadlines, and a new online grants platform. There will also be time for attendees to ask questions and learn more about the process.

Staff will be available after the sessions to discuss individual applicant proposal ideas. Individuals can also schedule a time to meet with staff outside of these sessions by calling 360.705.3340.

The Community Foundation is currently accepting applications for our 2017 Community Grants program. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in or serving Thurston, Mason, and/or Lewis Counties. Total awards for this grant cycle will be approximately $350,000.

The Community Foundation’s Community Grants program is a significant source of community funding. The Foundation’s discretionary grants program is 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 opportunities and challenges over time. Our service area is Thurston, Mason, and Lewis counties.

The sessions are open to the public, but RSVP is encouraged. To register, visit or email

July 10, 2017

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