Your Community Update
BCF Celebrates Summer with Fund Advisors
At the end of last month, we were thrilled to share the company of BCF Fund Advisors and celebrate all of their contributions to the community. Their incredible generosity is what makes BCF's work possible, and their support of our nonprofit community across all sectors is truly something to be thankful for. In the words of Jeanne Goussev, a BCF Fund Advisor, "It’s the fun part. I love being engaged with everything I care about. Giving back to the community creates happiness, and it’s so wonderful to be a part of something bigger than regular everyday life. Our Donor Advised Fund is empowering, and it feels good."

To learn more about how you could become a Fund Advisor with BCF, click here. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Your Voice: Affordable Housing
Help shape the future of affordable housing in our community by answering the surveys below. Check out Bainbridge Island's Housing Action Plan webpage to learn more.

Community survey: Want to shape the future of affordable housing on Bainbridge Island? Bainbridge Island is developing a Housing Action Plan (HAP) to identify actions that can help Bainbridge Island promote more housing, more housing diversity, and affordability. Share your experiences and opinions on affordable housing through this community survey. The survey should take approximately 10 minutes.
 
Employer survey: How has the availability of affordable housing affected you as an employer? Bainbridge Island is developing a Housing Action Plan (HAP) to identify actions that can help Bainbridge Island promote more housing, more housing diversity, and affordability. Share your experiences and opinions on how affordable housing has impacted your business or organization through this short survey. The survey should take 5-10 minutes.
Nonprofit Job Opportunities
Executive Director: Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center (KIAC) is looking for its next Executive Director! KIAC works for the well-being and empowerment of immigrants through education, advocacy and social justice. The Executive Director (ED) will be the leading voice and guiding force behind the organization-wide strategy, community outreach, financial performance, operations and Board governance. To learn more, visit KIAC's website here.
Community Needs Assessment Survey
Please don't forget to participate in this year's Community Needs Assessment to make sure your voice is heard! The data gathered from the survey will help inform the strategy around how to improve the way Kitsap County organizations service our community. The survey should take about 15-20 minutes, and KCR is offering folks a chance to win a $50 gas gift card by opting in with their name/email or phone number. These identifiers will not be connected to their responses. BCF encourages everyone to participate, and tell your friends throughout Kitsap County!
August is Make a Will Month
August is national Make a Will Month! It's never too early to start planning your legacy. A 2017 survey from Caring.com found that only 4 in 10 American adults have a will or living trust. When broken down by age, a whopping 78 percent of millennials (ages 18-36) and 64 percent of Generation Xers (ages 37-52) do not have a will.

Those who created their wills and participated in legacy giving were generous. Of the $485 billion given to charity by Americans in 2021, according to Giving USA, 9.5% of that giving came from bequests. That’s $46 billion, which is a lot of money focused on supporting nonprofit organizations. Become part of the movement! Contact us today to learn more about Legacy Giving at info@bainbridgecf.org.
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