By its most basic definition, a community foundation receives contributions from individuals, invests those gifts for long term growth, and distributes funds back into the areas of greatest need in the community. In addition, the Foundation administers Donor Advised Funds and Designated Funds as giving vehicles for individuals, families, and businesses. These giving vehicles help provide donors with personalized short- or long- term strategies for meeting their charitable goals. For more information on our donor services click here.
Bainbridge Community Foundation hosts an annual community grant cycle and an annual capacity building grant cycle and supports a variety of nonprofit sectors. The Foundation also makes grants to affordable housing projects through its Housing Action Fund, and to unforeseen emergency needs through its Community Response Fund. The Foundation offers support beyond grantmaking, strengthening the nonprofit sector via information gathering, facilitating collaboration and educational programming. For more information on our giving priorities click here.
Bainbridge Community Foundation will begin accepting applications for nonprofit capacity building grants on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. This special grant program focuses on helping organizations accomplish changes which strengthen their internal capacity, allowing them to perform their work more efficiently and effectively.
Board and Staff Development in the areas of administration, governance, planning, and fundraising are most desired. For more information on the Capacity Building Grant cycle please click here. Applications must be submitted online through Common Grant Application by Wednesday, November 9, 2016.
The City of Bainbridge Island is seeking volunteers to serve on the Human Services Funding Advisory Committee. Members review funding proposals and develop recommendations for City Council consideration. Detailed information about the committee and the online application can be found on the City website by clicking here. Applications must be submitted by close of business on Monday, July 18, 2016.
Bainbridge Community Foundation, One Call for All, and Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island are delighted to invite you to INSPIRING WORK: A Celebration of Nonprofit Service. Please join us for this fun and uplifting event as we honor the great work of nonprofits that serve our neighbors and friends and make our community such a wonderful place!
The Celebration will take place at Bainbridge Performing Arts on Thursday, July 14th from 4:30 to 6:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please click here to RSVP.
BCF is thrilled to announce that a record-breaking total of $243,661 in funding was awarded through the Annual Community Grants Cycle to fifty-three nonprofits serving Bainbridge Islanders. Thirty-four proposals were fully funded, the highest amount in the Foundation’s history. Thirteen new organizations applied for and received grant awards. To see a complete listing of grant awards and recipients please click here. To read our press release on the 2016 CGC, please click here.
Congratulations to our award recipients! Thank you for all that you do to serve our community. We are especially grateful to our Evaluation Team volunteers and our funding partners for making this our most successful grants cycle of all time!
Together with Leave 10 and the Kitsap Center for Nonprofit Excellence, BCF invites you to the Second Workshop in KCNE’s 2016 Nonprofit Sustainability Series. Whether you have an established endowment or operate on a lean budget, this interactive presentation is designed to teach participants a working understanding of the basics of planned giving and how to develop a program within your organization. To learn more, please click here.
Renee Kurdzos | Associate Director of Planned Giving,
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Jim Hopper, CFRE | Executive Director,
Bainbridge Community Foundation
Olympic College | 1000 Olympic Way, Poulsbo | Rooms 119 & 120
Thursday, June 16th | 8:30 am to 12 pm (Registration begins at 8 am)
Free for members | $50 for nonmembers, approved for 3.5 CFRE Credits
KCNE Members may register at: