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

Nonprofit Conference Scholarships Available

Local non­profit orga­ni­za­tions are eli­gi­ble for Nonprofit Leaders Conference schol­ar­ships from The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound. The Foundation will award a limited number of schol­ar­ships to small non­prof­its in Thurston, Mason and Lewis counties.

The Nonprofit Leaders Conference will be October 6 and 7 in Ocean Shores.  It pro­vides train­ing in fund raising, board devel­op­ment and grant writing. Speakers include many Northwest grant makers.

Scholarships cover con­fer­ence reg­is­tra­tion fees and one night of hotel accom­mo­da­tion. Preference is given to orga­ni­za­tions sending both a staff and board member.  To apply, submit a short written state­ment, iden­tify the two atten­dees, indi­cate the group’s annual budget size, and note the organization’s two top chal­lenges.  Requests are due by Friday, September 28th.  Questions?  Please email Anne Kirske, or akirske@thecommunityfoundation.com

Grants for Running, Fitness, Health & Safety

The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound has a limited amount of grant funding to award to a non­profit group that pro­motes running, fitness, health and safety. Schools, train­ing groups and running and fitness orga­ni­za­tions are eli­gi­ble to apply.

To apply please visit the “Grantees” tab and use the appli­ca­tion process out­lined there. Please label your appli­ca­tion “Running & Fitness.” Applications are due by 5 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2014 in The Foundation’s office located at 212 Union Ave. SE, Ste. 101, Olympia, WA 98501.

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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.


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