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Fund Name Description
BCF CORE FUNDS
BCF Community Fund Supports the grantmaking, programs and activities of the foundation. Annual gifts of $1,000 or more to this fund qualifies donors for BCF's Leadership Circle,
BCF SPECIAL PURPOSE FUNDS
1 BCF Community Grant Cycle Partners Bainbridge Community Foundation's annual competitive grantmaking program for nonprofit organizations serving the citizens of Bainbridge Island.
BCF CGC Collaboration Award The annual Community Grant Cycle's Collaboration Award funds collaborative projects between local organizations.
BCF Endowment Fund A permanently endowed fund to underwrite the activities and grantmaking of the Foundation.
BCF Shel Klasky Award Fund BCF Shel Klasky Award Fund. This award is focused on funding application(s) 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
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.
BCF Community Response Fund 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.
BCF Housing Action Fund The Housing Action Fund is an area-of-interest fund established by the Bainbridge Community Foundation in 2009. The fund makes seed money available to nonprofits through revolving loan fund grants to take advantage of affordable housing opportunities.
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
Bainbridge Music and Art Legacy Scholarship
BHS Class of 1961 Scholarship
BHS Class of '62 Scholarship Fund
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.
George & Betty Munro Scholarship
Wendy Jackson Hall Scholarship
DESIGNATED FUNDS
Hot Dog! Fund for Bainbridge Performing Arts
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.
The Fund for Bainbridge Public Schools
Other Funds