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.
2014 COMMUNITY GRANTS CYCLE The Bainbridge Community Foundation is pleased to announce that we have awarded 42 grants totaling over $162,000 in the 2014 Annual Community Grants Cycle. Of the 42 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.
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.
- 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.