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

Join us for the Philanthropy Works Luncheon

Special Guest Program featuring

David Bley & Peter Pennekamp

Both are nationally recognized philanthropic leaders and champions of innovation. Their “armchair dialog” promises a lively exploration of grassroots engagement. Moderated by Thomas L. Purce, Ed.D., president of The Evergreen State College.

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Community Wealth Building

Keynote Speaker Ted Howard of the Democracy Collaborative and Community-Wealth.org provided a catalyst for future conversations during his presentation on March 17th in Olympia, Washington, available here in Powerpoint format.

He framed the context and described the elements of “Community Wealth Building.”   Ted Howard also shared examples of wealth building strategies by worker owned cooperatives and anchor institutions from around the country. The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound sponsored the event to explore new ways of approaching economic development.  Other sponsors included Enterprise for Equity, Northwest Cooperative Development Center, The Thurston Asset Building Coalition, and the Thurston Economic Development Council.

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.