Bainbridge Community Foundation
In 2001, community members came together to
create the Bainbridge Community Foundation. The
vision was simple - to maintain and enhance the
quality of life for all Bainbridge Island residents by
ensuring support for a strong and healthy nonprofit
By its most basic definition, a community
foundation receives contributions from individuals
in the community, invests those gifts for long term
growth, and distributes funds back into the areas of
greatest need in the community. In addition, the
Foundation administers Donor Advised Funds and
Designated Funds as giving vehicles for individuals,
families, and businesses. These giving vehicles help
provide the donors with short- or long- term
strategies for meeting their charitable goals. For
more information on our donor services click here.
The Bainbridge Community Foundation hosts an
annual community grant cycle and supports a
variety of nonprofit sectors. The Foundation also
makes grants to affordable housing projects
through its Housing Action Fund, and to unforeseen
emergency needs through its Community Response
Fund. For more information on our giving priorities
Copyright 2013 Bainbridge Community Foundation
Physical Address:149 Finch Place SW Suite 4 | Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Mailing Address: 221 Winslow Way West #305 | Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
BCF is accredited by the Community Foundations National Standards
Board (CFNSB). We are confirmed in compliance with National Standards
for U.S. Council on Foundations, a distinction that conveys a rigorous
commitment to transparency, excellence, stewardship and leadership in
We invite you to learn more about the Bainbridge Community Foundation. If you have questions or comments to share, please contact us.
CAPACITY BUILDING GRANTS NOW AVAILABLE
The Bainbridge Community Foundation is pleased to announce a pilot grantmaking program for nonprofit capacity building. For more information on the grant program, click here. To apply online, click here.
2012 COMMUNITY GRANTS CYCLE (CGC) FINAL REPORTS DUE 8/31/2013
If your nonprofit organization was awarded a 2012/2013 Community Grants Cycle grant in July of 2012, the grant Final Report is due August 31, 2013. Click here to access the report form. To see if your organization received funds through the 2012 CGC, click here.
2013 COMMUNITY GRANTS & GRANTEE CELEBRATION
An innovative program to connect teens and parents with free, confidential mental health counseling through social media is one of nearly 50 programs that will receive $139,166 in funding this year from the Bainbridge Community Foundation (BCF). The grants were announced at a celebration event on Thursday (June 27) at the Bainbridge Performing Arts facility. Click here to read more.
Click here for a listing of grant recipients.
2012 ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE
Our 2012 Annual Report is now available online. Click here to download a PDF copy.