YWCA's Girls Without Limits Summer ProgramJanine at Kirsop FarmChehalis River at the Creekside ConservancyBallet Northwest has been bringing dance to our community since 1970.Boys and Girls Club of Thurston CountyHarmony Hill Cancer Retreat CenterThe Beach Naturalist Program educates & inspires

Community Forum Slated for March 17

The Community Foundation is spon­sor­ing a com­mu­nity forum, March 17, 2015 at SPSCC’s Student Union Building fea­tur­ing, Ted Howard, exec­u­tive direc­tor of The Democracy Collaborative.  Titled, Community Wealth Building:  What is it & Why is it so Important, the forum will explore new ideas for the eco­nomic vital­ity of our com­mu­nity.  To learn more and reg­is­ter, please visit



Community Foundation Grants Awarded

During 2014, The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound awarded $337,750 in dis­cre­tionary grants to 59 south sound non­profit orga­ni­za­tions. These grants were in turn lever­aged by over $238,000 from donor advised funds to causes they choose to support.

In addi­tion, The Foundation awarded $114,000 in grants through its part­ner­ship with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to address inter­gen­er­a­tional poverty in Thurston, Mason and Lewis coun­ties. Another eight non­prof­its received these grants.

2015 Capacity Building Trainings

As part of its goal to strengthen the non­profit sector and build upon exist­ing com­mu­nity assets to enhance the quality of life in all of our com­mu­ni­ties, The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound is col­lab­o­rat­ing with Washington Nonprofits to offer a series of capac­ity build­ing train­ings for local non­prof­its. (more…)

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Moving Philanthropy Forward

Generosity is a catalyst.

It creates hope and pos­si­bil­ity. It embraces the needs of real people. It cel­e­brates our shared humanity.

So What Does it Take to Give?

Compassion…Initiative…Purpose. To reach its full poten­tial, gen­eros­ity also needs Integrity and Guidance.

When people decide to give a com­mu­nity is strengthened.

It’s truly as simple as that.