Jefferson County Community Foundation


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 2016 Grant Makers’ Forum: 

$20,000 Grant Award to Organic Seed Alliance

OSA was formed to go beyond conservation to focus on supporting the growing organic food and agriculture movement by ensuring farmers had access to seed most appropriate for their farms, regions, and markets. Two important outcomes of our work include the increased availability, diversity, and quality of seed appropriate for organic agriculture and more skilled farmers stewarding this resource. Read more bout Organic Seed Alliance here.

12 Jefferson County nonprofits submitted applications for review.

A big thank you to 2016 Grantmaker’s Forum Panelists:

HerbCook_000Herb Cook is a former JCCF Board President and currently serves on the Fort Worden Public Development Authority Board of Directors.  Herb has a professional background in newspaper publishing and is an avid and competitive swimmer.

Rose LincolnRose Lincoln Hamilton is a current JCCF board member who retired last year as CEO of the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation for 11 years.  Previously, she was Director of a United Way organization and has served on many boards, including the U of W Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences Advisory Committee, Commencement Bank, Philanthropy Northwest, and the Tacoma Housing Authority.

Jessica CaseJessica Case is the Program Officer for the Medina Foundation, focusing on rural counties within the foundation’s funding region.  Prior to joining Medina, she served as a Grant Making & Community Leadership Officer at the Seattle Foundation, leading the Arts & Culture and Environmental grant programs.  She also has worked with the Washington Women’s Foundation and the Evans School of Policy and Governance. This will be Jessica’s 3rd year serving on the panel.

More about JCCF Grantmaking: Jefferson County Community Foundation may make grants from the Community Endowment to nonprofits in the areas of:

  •   Education
  •   Environment
  •   Arts and culture
  •   Health and human services
  •   Aging
  •   Organizational capacity building
  •   Special initiatives

Jefferson County Community Foundation does not fund:

  • Projects outside of Jefferson County, except for Donor Advised recommendations which may extend beyond Jefferson County
  • Endowments
  • Individuals
  • Organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief
  • Religious purposes (organizations with religious affiliations will be considered for grants only if their activities address the needs of the wider community without regard to religious beliefs; programs may not contain  content or activities that aim to proselytize participants or are experienced as such, even when participation in such programming or activities is voluntary)
  • Fundraising events such as walk-a-thons, tournaments, auctions and general fundraising solicitations

Annually, JCCF holds the Grantmaker’s Forum.  A community forum for learning the art and craft of grantwriting.  The annual grants from the community endowment are granted through this process.   JCCF requests proposals (RFP) from local nonprofits in the spring.  The RFP is announced in the Leader, through a nonprofit constant contacts email newsletter and on the website.  Nonprofit organizations then request the guidelines which outline the timeline and process for submission and review.


General Support Grant Agreement

Project Grant Agreement

One Year Report Guidelines

Publicity Guidelines

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