This competitive grant program invites applications from nonprofits in all sectors. Through hundreds of hours of time by BCF staff and more than 40 well-trained community volunteers, applications are reviewed, site visits are conducted, and priorities are set. BCF discretionary funds provide the initial funding for proposals, and later BCF Fund Advisors and the community at large are invited to partner with BCF to support these important programs. This community-based approach to grantmaking ensures not only that needs are being met in the community, but it creates informed and engaged community members educated about and ready to address community needs
Applications to the 2020 Community Grant Cycle will be accepted between February 25 and March 24, 2020 (Deadline 5PM PST). As a community foundation, we are generalists and help sustain all sectors of the nonprofit community.
Applications will be accepted from organizations meeting the following requirements:
A current 501(c) (3) nonprofit status from the Internal Revenue Service,
Serve Bainbridge Island and be located in Washington State,
Grant period is July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021, and
Requests $1,000 to $10,000 will be considered.
Capacity Building Grant
We use Common Grant Application commongrantapplication.com to manage our grantmaking process.
NEW POLICY: Nonprofits not submitting their final reports will be deemed ineligible to apply for funding during the following year’s grant cycle. Please contact BCF if there are any questions regarding eligibility.