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 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:
2014 COMMUNITY GRANTS CYCLE The Bainbridge Community Foundation is pleased to announce that we have awarded 43 grants totaling over $165,000 in the 2014 Annual Community Grants Cycle. Of the 43 grants currently being awarded, 23 programs will be fully funded. Click here to learn more
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
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 capacity building grant program, click here.