By its most basic definition, a community foundation receives contributions from individuals, 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 donors with personalized short- or long- term strategies for meeting their charitable goals. For more information on our donor services click here.
Bainbridge Community Foundation hosts an annual community grant cycle and an annual capacity building 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. The Foundation offers support beyond grantmaking, strengthening the nonprofit sector via information gathering, facilitating collaboration and educational programming. For more information on our giving priorities click here.
BCF is delighted to honor the following community members for their remarkable and inspiring acts of generosity, that enhance the quality of life in our community.
2016 Outstanding Bainbridge Philanthropist
The Suquamish Tribe
2016 Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
The Fort Ward Youth Advisory Committee
2016 Outstanding Young Philanthropists
The Merriman Financial Education Foundation and the Bainbridge Community Foundation are delighted to invite you to a free educational presentation.
How to Retire on a Nonprofit Employee’s Salary
Wednesday, September 21st from 3-5 pm
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium
550 Winslow Way E | Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
At as loss as to how to start saving for retirement? Have you started but wish to verify that you are investing wisely? Paul Merriman will share the very best of his 50 years of investment experience, including: 10 simple steps to maximize your return without taking too much risk, what successful investments have in common, and how to build a life-changing retirement account starting with as little as $50.
Paul is a nationally recognized authority on investment strategies. After retiring, he founded The Merriman Financial Education Foundation, where he continues teaching, writing, and podcasting so investors of all ages and backgrounds can have a better financial future. Paul also serves as a BCF Trustee.
To register, please click here.
Please share this invitation with friends and colleagues in the nonprofit community. If you have any questions, please contact Regina Bellody at 206.842.0433
Bainbridge Community Foundation will begin accepting applications for nonprofit capacity building grants on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. This special grant program 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, planning, and fundraising are most desired. For more information on the Capacity Building Grant cycle please click here. Applications must be submitted online through Common Grant Application by Wednesday, November 9, 2016.
The City of Bainbridge Island is seeking volunteers to serve on the Human Services Funding Advisory Committee. Members review funding proposals and develop recommendations for City Council consideration. Detailed information about the committee and the online application can be found on the City website by clicking here. Applications must be submitted by close of business on Monday, July 18, 2016.
Bainbridge Community Foundation, One Call for All, and Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island are delighted to invite you to INSPIRING WORK: A Celebration of Nonprofit Service. Please join us for this fun and uplifting event as we honor the great work of nonprofits that serve our neighbors and friends and make our community such a wonderful place!
The Celebration will take place at Bainbridge Performing Arts on Thursday, July 14th from 4:30 to 6:00pm. Light refreshments will be served. Please click here to RSVP.