Kitsap is an amazing place to live, but it is, like any other place, not without its struggles and needs. In the greater Kitsap area, DSHS reports that as of June 2017 over 60,000 people receive services for cash, food, and medical aid.
Kitsap community members have a wide variety of opportunity to support and transform our community. Your community foundation helps in this task by giving grants to nonprofits to help them meet needs, not just for human services, but also to promote the arts, preserve the environment, and much more. We do this in multiple ways - from providing training through basic training with KCNE and opportunities for fundraising through the Kitsap Great Give, to intensive training via our Kitsap Strong poverty alleviation program and also via our competitive grant program. We work tirelessly to determine which nonprofits applying for our grants will best be able to use the community dollars that we have the honor of stewarding.