The Women's Giving Circle of the Kitsap Peninsula

Women's Giving Circle Grants

The Women’s Giving Circle of the Kitsap Peninsula promotes philanthropy among women of all generations. Our grants support programs that uplift women and children in our community.


The Women's Giving Circle of the Kitsap Peninsula awards grants each year to nonprofits serving women and children throughout the Kitsap Peninsula. Grant decisions are made at our March gathering where members vote for the recipients of the grant funds.

Upcoming Important Dates

Grants Training and Q&A - Monday, December 6, 4-5:30pm - Watch recording here

Grants Applications Open - Tuesday, December 14

Grants Application Close - Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 5pm

Recipients will be notified by March 24, 2022

Fern Leaves

 Applications Will Open December 2022 through Common Grant Application

Grant History
2021 Grant Awards

Bainbridge Youth Services - $6,000
Eastside Baby Corner - $10,000

Kathleen Sutton Fund - $10,000

Lindquist Dental Clinic - $10,000

2020 Grant Awards

Watch the Recipient Presentations from the 2020 Grant Awards Here

Kathleen Sutton Fund - $5,000

Eastside Baby Corner - $10,000

Kids In Concert - $10,000

Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center - $4,160

Coffee Oasis - $3,840

2019 Grant Awards

Watch the Recipient Presentations from the 2019 Grant Awards

Best Dental Help - $3,000

Bremerton Backpack Brigade - $2,000

Holly Ridge Center - $10,000

O'Hana House - West Sound Treatment Center - $10,000

Scarlet Road - $10,000

Previous Gathering Spotlight

Our June 2019 Gathering featured a talk by Aimee Fulwell of "Sail Like A Girl." The phrase "Sail Like a Girl" has a new meaning. Meet the all women's crew who not only crushed this stereotype but also the past two year's Race to Alaska (R2AK). Life often pulls us in a million directions, but these eight women sought their R2AK bid as a breather. Among these sailors were those with careers in law, product management, culinary education, coaching, and organizational management. Those running businesses, serving as consultants, and photographers who capture the essence of being on the water. And those who are also moms… Our members learned what drove these women to choose this epic 750-mile journey to Ketchikan as their break from the daily grind, how it helped them get out of their comfort zones and how they banded together to conquer whatever Mother Nature threw at them in the often treacherous waters known as the Inside Passage.