By its most basic definition, a community foundation receives contributions from individuals in the community, 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 the donors with short- or long- term strategies for meeting their charitable goals. For more information on our donor services click here.
The Bainbridge Community Foundation hosts an annual community 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. For more information on our giving priorities click here.
The Bainbridge Community Foundation will begin accepting applications from 501(c)(3) organizations that serve Bainbridge Island residents for our annual Community Grants Cycle on Tuesday, February 10, 2015. All grant applications are managed online through Common Grant Application. Our application deadline is Tuesday, March 10, 2015. For more information on our Community Grants Cycle please click here.
Executive Directors and Board Presidents of 501(c)(3) organizations that serve Bainbridge Islanders attended our Annual Sector Gatherings and Nonprofit Survey, held at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art on February 3rd and 4th. The valuable information obtained at these gatherings helps to educate BCF and our funding partners about the challenges and strengths of our local nonprofit community, and helps inform the funding priorities for our upcoming Community Grants Cycle.
If you were not able to attend these meetings, we hope you will take the online version of our 2015 Nonprofit Survey so we can include your voice. Please click here to participate.
The board and staff of Bainbridge Community Foundation are pleased to announce that we have awarded Capacity Building Grant funding to five local organizations. Bainbridge Chorale, Bainbridge Island Rowing, Friends of the Farms, KiDiMu and Raising Resilience all received funding for 2015 programming that will strengthen their internal operations and efficiency.
The Bainbridge Community Foundation is currently processing applications for nonprofit capacity building grants. This special grant 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, communications, and/or fundraising are most desired. For more information on the capacity building grant program please click here. Funding decisions will be announced December 4, 2014.
Nonprofit development professionals and volunteers are invited to join us Thursday, September 25th from 3:30- 5 p.m. at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium for a presentation by Liz Reilly, Director of Development for Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest, and Peter Drury, Director of Strategy for Splash. Bainbridge Island Rotary representatives will also provide information about their upcoming grant cycle. For more information, call us at 206.842.0433. Please click here to register: