Kitsap Community Foundation


To improve Kitsap County by connecting people who care with causes that matter through
endowment-funded grants.


The Kitsap Community Foundation (KCF) exists to provide a flexible, efficient vehicle for local philanthropy. Through the Foundation, donors establish a legacy of ongoing financial support for the benefit of our community and its future generations.



The Kitsap Community Foundation was founded in 1993 by a group of dedicated citizens who wanted to ensure there was a "forever" mechanism for providing on-going support to meet the needs of our community.

This goal is accomplished through the distribution of grants which are funded through "forever" endowments and other funds that have been established by businesses, your neighbors and people like you. Donors create endowment funds in order to support the community good, not just for today, but for generations to come. Establishing an endowment is a long-term commitment to the community. It is a recognition that the needs of our community change over time and that our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will need resources to meet those needs.


Kitsap Community Foundation offers a variety of endowment and other charitable fund options to match our donor/investors' desire to give back to the community in a meaningful, directed way with the option to leave a permanent legacy for future generations. KCF provides good stewardship of donor funds, and relieves the donors of many of the administrative and management tasks involved with private or family foundations.


In summary, the Kitsap Community Foundation is a tax-exempt, independent and publicly-supported philanthropic organization, organized and operated primarily as a permanent collection of endowed funds. Income from the investment of these funds provides long-term benefits to Kitsap County and its residents through creative advocacy and grant-making activities.