How We Grant

Money Matters

You care about the future of Bainbridge Island: We build community assets. Bainbridge Community Foundation (BCF) builds permanent funds by accepting a variety of assets from donors and managing their value with solid investment practices.

Our giving strategy focuses on long-term impact, permanence, and sustainability. Our mission is to meet community needs today while preparing for tomorrow. We partner with Tiedemann Advisors to maintain well-diversified donor portfolios with moderate growth strategies.

You want to make an impact: We put money into the community where it makes a difference. We provide financial support to local organizations during our annual grant cycle and through grants made year-round from other funds. All are critical to the community and make every difference to local nonprofits.

You want to address the needs of our community: We understand the community, because we are the community. BCF board members and staff have deep community roots. We diligently review the finances and operations of each grant applicant to determine where BCF dollars will make the greatest impact.

Review our library of grant reports for highlights, details, and all the numbers.

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“For me, it’s about helping to ensure that our vibrant community remains exactly that — vibrant. What better way than to be involved with BCF, an organization dedicated to providing meaningful ways for all of us to give back to the place we call home?”
—Wendy O’Connor, Bainbridge Community Foundation Board of Trustees