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BCF CORE FUNDS
Donate BCF Community Fund
Gifts to the Bainbridge Community Foundation Community Fund support our programs and activities of the Foundation and are allocated at the discretion of the Board of Trustees to the Area of Greatest Need.
Donate BCF Leadership Circle
Donations of $1,000 or more to BCF Leadership Circle Fund are recognized through the Leadership Circle where folks have an inside view of the Foundation’s work and are included in all BCF events – from donor thank you events to lectures and financial education seminars.
BCF SPECIAL PURPOSE FUNDS
Donate 1 BCF Community Grant Cycle Partners
Donations support the Foundation’s annual grantmaking program for nonprofit organizations serving the Bainbridge Community. Grants are made to organizations doing work in all nonprofit sectors.
  Donate BCF Capacity Building Grant Cycle
Support to BCF annual Capacity Building Grants program helps organizations become more effective by increasing their internal capacity to function as a stronger, more effective organization. BCF recognizes that one goal most organizations share is to perform their work more efficiently and effectively. This capacity building grant cycle is part of a program to help achieve that goal. Capacity building is distinguishable from direct program services, general operating support or capital expenses in that they typically seek to increase the knowledge, skill level and/or efficiency of a nonprofit board and/or staff.
  Donate BCF Endowment Fund
A permanently endowed fund to underwrite the activities and grantmaking of the Foundation.
Donate BCF Shel Klasky Award Fund
BCF Shel Klasky Award Fund. This award is focused on funding application(s)to BCF's Annual Community Grants Cycle that promotes a true collaboration between nonprofit organizations or is innovative in nature. This award is funded by donations from board, staff, our CGC evaluation team members as well as the general public. This award was established in memory of beloved BCF trustee Shel Klasky, who was a passionate member of Bainbridge Community Foundation's Grants Committee.
AREA OF INTEREST FUNDS
  Donate Bainbridge Youth Sports Access Fund
Youth sports are vital to the health and well-being of students, but many Bainbridge students cannot afford the cost of participation fees. The Bainbridge Youth Sports Access Fund was established as a fundraising vehicle to eliminate the financial barriers to Bainbridge High School youth participating in sports. Grant funds are distributed to Bainbridge High School, and distributed to youth in need via the School's existing confidential protocol.
  Donate BCF Community Response Fund
Currently supporting Covid-19 response funding for nonprofits. The Community Response Fund is an area-of-interest fund to provide financial resources to nonprofit organizations for urgent health and human service needs on Bainbridge Island, especially during times of economic hardship or human or natural disaster. The current COVID-19 crisis is one of those times.
  Donate BCF Housing Action Fund
The Housing Action Fund is an area-of-interest fund established by the Bainbridge Community Foundation in 2009. This fund addresses the critical need for affordable housing on Bainbridge Island by supporting both acquisition and bricks-and-mortar housing programs.
  Donate Youth Experience Support (YES) Fund
The YES FUND helps eliminate barriers for young people to participate in school activities, extracurricular events, and special programs when financial need prevents their participation.
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS
  Donate Bainbridge Music and Art Legacy Scholarship
  Donate BHS Class of 1961 Scholarship
  Donate BHS Class of '62 Scholarship Fund
  Donate Erin O'Brien Mead Memorial Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund honors the life of Bainbridge Island resident Erin O'Brien Mead. Awards will be given to Bainbridge High School students interested in entering into post-secondary education.
  Donate George & Betty Munro Scholarship
  Donate Wendy Jackson Hall Scholarship
DESIGNATED FUNDS
  Donate Hot Dog! Fund for Bainbridge Performing Arts
  Donate Island Treasure Awards Fund
The inaugural Island Treasure Awards were bestowed in January 31, 2000 ceremony to historian Gerald Elfendahl and photographer Joel Sackett. Since then, an additional 42 individuals who have demonstrated unique visions of the role of the arts or humanities on Bainbridge Island have been similarly honored including, sadly, four who have since passed away: Frank Buxton, Frank Kitamoto, Bob McAllister, and Sally Robison. Since 2002, the award program has included videos of the life story and work of that year’s award winners. Originally these were dedicated on-location interviews and recordings made by Frank Buxton. In 2011, Steve Stolee joined with Frank to produce and edit the videos, and in 2013 Steve took over the task. Thanks to their efforts, each of the presentations has been an inspiring and meaningful vignette acquainting us with the life and work of the honorees. February of 2019 we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Island Treasure Awards. Fund transferred from AHB to Island Treasure Foundation as of 8/1/2019.
  Donate The Fund for Bainbridge Public Schools
Other Funds