Jefferson County Community Foundation

Each year, thousands of dollars flow from Jefferson County Community Foundation to support the good work of local charitable groups. Here are some of the upcoming opportunities where nonprofit organizations and citizens are involved:

Register Now for the May 18th Luncheon, Workshop and 2015 Grant Awards! Do not miss this opportunity to hear Lynne Herer Smith from the Gates Foundation on "Lean Thinking in the Philanthropic World". We are thrilled to have Lynne and her Gates Foundation colleagues Jessica Hoffman and Aiko Bethea here to support the work of the foundation and our nonprofit community! Get more information and register here.

In honor of our 10th Anniversary, JCCF will be awarding $10,000 in professional development grants for nonprofit leaders in Jefferson County. An organization may apply for a grant up to $2500. For more information and to download the application: JCCF Professional Development Grant Application 2015 Applications are due April 15, 2015 and will be awarded May 18, 2015.

JCCF’s Giving Circle 3 (GC3) has announced the 2015 Grant Award: Quilcene School District "Garden to Cafeteria" program. The giving circle invited organizations providing services that successfully address one or more of these local food issues -- access, education safety, distribution and/or production -- to apply for a $10,000 grant. Congratulations to Quilcene School District!

Purchase your tickets to the Port Townsend Wearable Show Now! The 2015 shows will be Saturday, May 9 with a matinee and evening performance at McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden State Park. Tickets are now available and can be purchased here. You may also order by phone by calling 800.838.3006.Find out more about the Port Townsend Wearable Art show here! We look forward to seeing you there!

JEFFERSON LEGACY SOCIETY: FUNDING FOOTPRINTS IN THE FUTURE

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When asked what 'legacy' means to them, many people think first of family---raising children well, passing wealth on to future generations, educating grandkids. A broader definition includes long-term support for causes we believe in. In the charitable world this is known as 'planned giving.'

JCCF TO AWARD $10,000 IN GRANTS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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In celebration of Jefferson County Community Foundation's (JCCF) 10th anniversary in 2015, the foundation plans to award $10,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations to support the professional development of their volunteer or professional leaders. Organizations may apply for as much as $2,500 to help an individual enroll in a nonprofit management certification or degree [...]

FUND FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS DONATES COLORING BOOKS TO DOVE HOUSE

The JCCF Fund for Women and Girls chair, Debbi Steele with supporter Sue Hoover, present 100 coloring books and crayons to Beaulah Kingsolver, Executive Director of Dove House Advocacy Services. The Dove House will use the coloring books for children going into shelter and those who come in for forensic interviews with officers due to [...]

GIFT BY GIFT, GRANT BY GRANT: A DECADE OF GROWTH AND GIVING

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It’s impossible not to notice that Jefferson County folks like to do things their own way. Just one visit to the Great Kinetic Sculpture Race or the Steampunk Festival makes the point. So it’s not surprising that the Jefferson County Community Foundation got started in an uncommon way. Most community foundations are born with a nest egg—$10 [...]