Bainbridge Community FoundationInspiring Philanthropy

 
Welcome!  
In 2001, community members came together to create the Bainbridge Community Foundation. The vision was simple - to maintain and enhance the quality of life for all Bainbridge Island residents by ensuring support for a strong and healthy nonprofit sector.
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.
 

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT BCF

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT BCF

Bainbridge Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the position of Community Relations Administrator.  Applications must be received by March 24th, 2014.  To see the full description click here.

2014 COMMUNITY GRANTS CYCLE

2014 COMMUNITY GRANTS CYCLE

The Bainbridge Community Foundation is pleased to announce the Annual Community Grants Cycle will open on Febraury 11, 2014 and will accept online grant applications via Common Grant Application through March 10, 2014. Click here to learn more.

2014 ANNUAL SECTOR GATHERINGS & NONPROFIT SURVEY

2014 ANNUAL SECTOR GATHERINGS & NONPROFIT SURVEY – FEB 11 & 12

The gatherings and survey help educate BCF and our partner
grant makers about the needs, strengths, and challenges of the
Bainbridge Island nonprofit community and the individuals they serve. If you were unable to attend a Sector Gathering in person, please participate in our 2014 Online Survey.

CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS

CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS

The Bainbridge Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Capacity Building Grants were awarded to four organizations:  Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Bainbridge Performing Arts, Kid’s Discovery Museum, and The Bloedel Reserve.  For more information on the grant program, click here

2013

2013 COMMUNITY GRANTS & GRANTEE CELEBRATION 

An innovative program to connect teens and parents with free, confidential mental health counseling through social media is one of nearly 50 programs that will receive $139,166 in funding this year. Click here to read more.   Click here for a listing of grant recipients.

2012

- BCF is proud to release the results of its 2012 Nonprofit Survey. A summary can be found here, or for

more details, you can download the Bainbridge data.

- BCF Awards its 2012 Community Grants

- Outstanding Bainbridge Philanthropists Honored

- Susan Daniel is the 2012 C. Keith Birkenfeld Humanitarian Award Winner

2011

- Marge Thorne Receives the 2011 C. Keith Birkenfeld Humanitarian Award from the Bainbridge

Community Foundation (August)

- Bainbridge Community Foundation Awards a Record $233,000 in Local Grants (July)

- List of 2011 Community Grants Cycle Awards (July)

- Bainbridge Community Foundation Scholarships Awarded to Five BHS Seniors (June)

- Five new Trustees join BCF Board (April)

2010

- Bainbridge Community Foundation Surpasses $100,000 in Annual Community Grant Awards to Local

Nonprofits

- 2010 C. Keith Birkenfeld Humanitarian Award