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Foundation posts list of causes seeking funding


Each year Kitsap Community Foundation solicits grant requests, and each year it receives far more proposals than it can afford to fund.

To help bring exposure, and potentially dollars, to these local causes,  the foundation has posted 50 grant applications on its website for the public to view. Donors are invited to contribute to the campaigns of their choice.

kcf_logoThe proposals span all nonprofit fields, from arts and culture, to human services, health, the environment and education.

“Our mission is to connect people who care to causes that matter,” foundation Executive Director Kol Medina said in a news release.“By posting these grant applications online and encouraging the public to help fund them, we are directly completing our mission.”

Medina said the foundation received requests totaling $226,000, more than double the amount the foundation will be able to fund through its endowment.

Grant application summaries will be showcased on the foundation’s website through April 6. You can view the applications here, along with instructions for donating.

Kitsap Great Give, a 24-hour fundraising drive for local nonprofits, is scheduled for May 5.

October Business Journal highlights nonprofits

The October issue of the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal is out and this month’s edition spotlights the value of nonprofit organizations, beyond just their charitable contributions.

  • Contributor Rodika Tollefson examines the importance of nonprofits as employers. She notes the YMCA added close to 300 jobs since opening its Silverdale facility.
  • Terri Gleich writes about REI’s support of local conservation groups, and how philanthropy fits into the outdoor retail giant’s business philosophy.

You can read the digital version of the journal here, peruse the KPBJ website, or pick up a paper copy at the Kitsap Sun office in Bremerton.

Great Peninsula Conservancy moving downtown

blog.corner.buildingThe nonprofit Great Peninsula Conservancy is moving to a prominent downtown corner, after outgrowing its Kitsap Way digs.

The land trust will slide into a corner office on the top floor of the Sound West Building at the corner of Pacific Avenue and 5th Street.

Great Peninsula Conservancy is currently located at 3721 Kitsap Way. The small offices were getting cramped with a staff of five and a growing list of projects, said Executive Director Sandra Staples-Bortner. The group was interested in the exposure offered on Pacific Avenue, and liked the growing energy downtown.

“We see what’s happening there and want to be a part of it,”Staples-Bortner said. Continue reading