Your Community Update
BCF Awards Record Amount to Nonprofits
Bainbridge Community Foundation’s 2022 Community Grants Cycle (CGC) awarded a record-setting amount of $561,492 in grants to local nonprofits, which greatly exceeds the previous high mark of $507,313 awarded in 2020. Not only was BCF proud to award these grants, but we also gave awards to five organizations for prioritizing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Social Justice (IDEAS) as part of their applications, along with a Catalyst Award for an organization that provides a critical service to our community. In addition, BCF awarded the Klasky (Trustees’) Award to a nonprofit for working closely in partnership with others.
Close to 50% of this year's grants went towards Health, Housing, and Human Services, and BCF has awarded more than $3.9 million to 818 grants through the CGC since the program's inception in 2005. BCF's cumulative grantmaking now totals more than $20.7 million back to the community since 2001.

To read more, click here.
It's Finally Here!
BCF's State of the Sector Report: A View of Our Community is finally here! In this report, you will find:

  • An analysis of our community highlighting recent statistics on affordability and mental health
  • Results from BCF's Annual Nonprofit Survey, how local nonprofits support our community, and the state of these organizations
  • The role of BCF in supporting local nonprofits and the broader public

The report is currently being printed and we will send out hard copies as soon as we receive them. In the meantime, you can read the report on our website here. Please email with any questions or comments-- we love to hear from you!
Work Ready Program
A recent article in the Kitsap Sun highlighted a new Work Ready Program created this year by Bainbridge Youth Services and the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce. BCF is proud to have hired Sai Pranati Prakash, a rising senior at Bainbridge High School, as a summer employee through this program. Sai is helping design a communications strategy in partnership with BCF staff, among other tasks.

When asked why she wanted to work with us, Sai said "I wanted to work with BCF to learn more about the active nonprofit world around me. I've always been passionate about social justice and the work BCF does is so impactful to my community. Working at BCF is a way for me to give back."
Prior to working with BCF, Sai was working to create a student-led magazine centered around themes of diversity, equality, social justice and climate change. The publication, called Bloom Magazine, will be launched at Moonlight Market on August 5 from 5-9PM. You will be able to grab a copy at most local businesses or at Bainbridge Public Library, and you can follow them on Instagram at @bloommmagazine.
Community Needs Assessment is OPEN
Please participate in this year's Community Needs Assessment to make sure your voice is heard!
Kitsap Community Resources (KCR) has partnered with multiple service organizations throughout Kitsap County to conduct a Community Needs Assessment, which is designed to highlight the gaps in service, programs and/or policy in Kitsap County, specifically as they pertain to the community members that need these services the most. 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.

The survey is available online in four languages, English, Spanish, Tagalog and Kurdish to ensure it is accessible for a variety of audiences.

BCF encourages everyone to participate! Learn more here.
Nonprofit Job Opportunity
Development Director: Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) is a community of artists and craftspeople spreading the joy of creativity, learning, and service-- and they are hiring their first full-time Development Director! BARN is looking for an experienced fundraising
professional with a track record of achieving grant and fundraising goals, the organizational skills to create and manage new systems, and the communication skills to build authentic relationships with our diverse community. To apply or learn more, click here.
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