What is a Community Foundation?

Great Question!

Foundations Play a Nationwide Role in Public Philanthropy

Community foundations are the fastest growing sector of philanthropy in the United States. There are currently about 700 community foundations across the country with combined assets of over $31 billion. Community Foundations are a popular choice for donors because of the services we provide connecting donor interests with community needs.

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound is confirmed in compliance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations.

"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