Competitive Grants Program

Our Competitive Grant Cycle closed on September 30.

Notifications will be sent in mid-January, 2022 if your organization has been awarded a grant.

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In its efforts to fulfill its mission "to improve our community's quality of life by connecting people who care with causes that matter", the Kitsap Community Foundation has established an annual grant-making process. With the support of our donor-advised funds and a number of other investors, to date, KCF distributions exceed $8 Million.


The Competitive Grants Process involves the completion and submission of an online application via Common Grant Application, a third-party company. Applicants will be able to start, save, and return to their grant applications as often as necessary prior to final submission. Only electronic submissions, complete with all required attachments, will be accepted.

Grant Selection Criteria

KCF supports charitable organizations that benefit Kitsap County & North Mason County. Such evidence may include tax returns, corporate charter and by-laws, financial statements, an IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter, and other evidence of accomplishments. When grant applications are reviewed, the Foundation considers the validation of needs of organizations' constituents, the presence of other support (financial and/or in-kind), program evaluation, and community impact. 


For additional questions, please contact Shaine Schramling, Funds and Grants Officer at KCF, or the Grant Chairperson, by email at or phone (360) 698-3622.

Other Grants

The Foundation distributes additional grants each year, generally upon the recommendation of the advisers to specific funds held at the Foundation.  These grants are allocated outside of the Competitive Grants process.