Now Accepting Grant Applications


Bainbridge Community Foundation is now accepting applications to our 2019 Community Grant Cycle (CGC) until March 20, 2019, at 5:00PM.

The foundation welcomes proposals from 501(c)(3) nonprofits located in Washington State that serve Bainbridge Islanders. 

Grant requests that directly benefit the community, help a great number of people or underserved populations, and have measurable outcomes are encouraged. Grants can be used to support nonprofit programs and projects, capital projects, access to services, or operational expenses. Requests from $1,000 to $10,000 will be considered.

As a community foundation, our mission is to help sustain all sectors of the nonprofit community. Grants are made to the following causes: animal welfare, arts and culture, education, environment, health and human services, housing, public benefit, recreation, and science and technology.

In 2018, BCF awarded $273,535 in funding to 49 nonprofits serving Bainbridge Islanders. The foundation looks forward to helping local nonprofits meet our community’s needs through this year’s grantmaking.

To Apply

All applications are made online via Common Grant Application. You will be able to register, begin the application, save, and resume your application prior to final submission of your request.

If this is your organization’s first time using Common Grant Application, please open an account by signing up here.

Or, if you already have an account with Common Grant Application, returning users can log in here.

In order to save time, please be sure to use the same account as the previous year and your organizational information will be automatically filled in. Please do not establish multiple accounts.

If you have questions related to using the Common Grant Application site, please contact Common Grant Application directly at or here. They may also be reached by phone at (310) 490-1277.

Additional information can also be found on our website or you can contact Debbie Kuffel at or 206.842.0433.

Key Dates for 2019
Community Grants Cycle (CGC)

  • February 20: 12 Noon, Grant Applications “go live”
  • March 20: DEADLINE 5:00 pm PST to submit online; applications will not be considered past this deadline
  • March 21 to June 14: Application evaluation and review
  • April 9 to April 26: Site visits are scheduled with with the applicants
  • June 18: BCF Board of Trustees makes final grantmaking decisions
  • June 19: Organizations notified of funding decisions

NEW POLICY (effective with 2017 Community Grant Cycle final reporting): Nonprofits not submitting their final reports will be deemed ineligible to apply for funding during the following year’s grant cycle.  Please contact us if you have questions regarding eligibility.