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
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.
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…)