Serving the Community You Love
Bainbridge Community Foundation (BCF) improves quality of life for those who live and work on Bainbridge Island by inspiring community engagement. We connect thoughtful donors and nonprofits, fund grants to local organizations, and share an ongoing analysis of our community’s needs.
When you give through BCF, you become our partner in funding vital, forward-thinking causes in our community, helping to ensure a vibrant, healthy future for the people we love and the place we call home.
How does it work? We receive contributions from individuals, invest those gifts for long-term growth, and distribute funds back into the community. In addition, we administer Donor Advised Funds and Designated Funds for individuals, families, and businesses.
A community foundation is a grant-making public charity that improves quality of life within a specific area by harnessing the financial resources of individuals, families, and businesses to support effective community nonprofits.
In 2017, more than 750 community foundations across the United States gave an estimated $5.48 billion to nonprofits in arts and education, health and human services, the environment, and disaster relief.
We adhere to rigorous standards. The Community Foundations National Standards Board confirms excellence in six key areas — mission, structure, and governance; resource development; stewardship and accountability; grant-making and community leadership; donor relations; and communications. Foundations that comply with these standards can display the National Standards Seal. Today more than 500 community foundations have earned the seal — of which we are proud to be one. Join us!